Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Montana - Agriculture

Montana enjoys a rich agricultural heritage. Ranching and farming has always been an important part of the State's economy, with livestock and crop production contributing close to two billion dollars to Montana's economy every year! So as you can imagine, truckers play a very important part in this industry. 

Whilst the state produces a wide variety of plants and grains, there is one unique crop which players in our upcoming Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator will be able to help deliver. So what's so sweet about farming in this state? Sugar! From the morning teaspoon in your tea to the tasty dusting on top of cakes and cookies, Montana is known for growing Sugar Beet, which is a great alternative to sugarcane; which requires a more tropical climate. 

After the roots have grown, stored and deemed ready for processing, they are then transported to a major sugar processing plant, one which players will also be able to deliver to. These processing plants produce about 260 million pounds of sugar and 120,000 tons of agriproducts each season. The end result is then sent across the country, for us to enjoy! 

Grain elevators will be another location where drivers can make deliveries. These important storage facilities can store thousands of tons of grain at any one time, which are then further distributed across the country using trains or trucks. 

Sugar and grains are not the only farms which drivers in Montana can deliver to. Truckers can expect to discover a wide variety of farms across the state.

So next time you have something sweet on your plate, just think, it could of came from Montana! We look forward to sharing more of Montana with you in the near future. Be sure to check out the official Steam store page and if you wish to support us, be sure to add Montana to your Steam Wishlist.

Friday, March 25, 2022

California Rework - Redding

Located in Shasta County, California, the city of Redding is best known for its numerous attractions, landmarks, industries and world-renown outdoor surroundings. Founded in 1844 by European settlers, it has a rich history of culture and was even a major hub for mining during the gold rush. But this city still has plenty of gems remaining, especially when it comes to our California rework project for American Truck Simulator.

Redding is one of the largest cities that has been reworked in phase 2 of this project. The whole urban area has been given a complete redesign in order to more closely reflect to its real world counterpart. One of the biggest changes you'll notice is how the city now features zoning. Each part of Redding is now divided into different areas which include, a shopping zone, industry zone and a downtown zone. 

Speaking of Industries, we have boosted the local economy to feature several new industries. Drivers can also enjoy a new truck stop as-well several new landmarks including the local airport! The entirety of this area has been modernized by our rework team, doesn't it look great! 

There will be plenty for drivers to explore and discover, from an overhauled surrounding road network, to smaller details which our team has created. We hope you'll choose Redding to be your choice of destination to make plenty of "Green dings" when out on a job! 

We look forward to sharing more from our California Rework project in the future. Until then however, be sure to go back and read some of our previous updates from the state, in which we have covered so many upcoming reworked areas here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The International® 9900i has arrived!

Introducing the International® 9900i, an American highway icon best known for its distinctive classic long-nose styling and performance. Today, we are excited to announce its arrival in American Truck Simulator! Available to purchase from your local in-game dealership, the International® 9900i comes with numerous customization options.

Built with all your needs in mind, this truck delivers on both style and performance. It begins under the hood with the high horsepower Cummins ISX, providing the brute power needed to haul the heaviest of loads with fuel economy that your bottom line will appreciate. 

And comfort will never be an issue with features like the iconic Eagle interior, extra-wide bunk, and easy-to-read gauges and switches. Whether you're barreling down the highway or polishing up the chrome, one thing's for certain - the International® 9900i will make heads turn.

Its virtual implementation in American Truck Simulator includes an array of configurations including classic day cabins, sleeper options, air filters configurations, exhaust options, interior cab options and a variety of exterior and interior accessories.

The International® 9900i arrives as a free DLC add-on for every owner of American Truck Simulator. Find the latest update on your Steam Client (which may require a restart for some users) to receive this new addition to your library. 

For those who were unable to make it to our live-stream today with Nemiro & Alex; where we revealed this new and exciting addition, you can re-watch it again on our Twitch channel or a little bit later on our YouTube channel. Be sure to share your first journey on the virtual roads with International® Trucks (Twitter, Instagram) and us (Twitter, Instagram) using the hashtag #9900i. We can't wait for you to take it for a drive yourself.

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Sound Recording Trip

It feels like it has been a while since a team from SCS has set out on the road with the purpose of pursuing greater technical improvements for our games and chatting a bit with real truckers in person. That is, however, about to change in April, because some of our developers will journey to Toronto, Canada!

As already hinted by the paragraph above, there are two primary reasons for this trip. First of all, our team will be part of the Daimler Truck North America's Western Star booth at the Truck World Canada expo, which will feature one of our motion seats that we have sent over the ocean to the US a few days ago. Therefore we encourage anyone who would like to meet with us to come check out the motion seat, or simply pay us a visit to say hi to us and the Western Star crew. We'll be more than happy to meet with you at this event!

Secondly, we've been in touch with some amazing guys from the #BestCommunityEver who are also professional truck drivers in Canada, and they are very gracious and generous to allow us to spend a few days with them, so we can do some sound recording sessions with their mighty trucks. We are extremely grateful to all of those who agreed to this and we can't wait to meet you all in person!

We'd also like to mention that if there are more truckers who will be driving around Toronto between the 18th and 25th of April and who would love to meet with us or let us use their trucks to record accurate engine sounds for American Truck Simulator, then feel free to get in touch with us in any way possible. You can send an email to nemiro[at]scssoft[dot]com, or message us either on Instagram or Twitter. Just please keep in mind that we can't guarantee meeting with every single one of you due to our schedule already being almost 100% full, but it's always nice to have some sort of a backup in case things will not go as planned.

We are incredibly eager to take this opportunity since it always brings us joy to be able to advance the technical aspects of our games and meet members of the #BestCommunityEver at the same time. We hope we will manage to chat with as many of you as possible and, at the same time, ensure that we will do the sounds of trucks justice once we will bring them to ATS.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Montana - Cities and Settlements #1

Are you ready to explore the Treasure State? From majestic mountains to crystal clear lakes, Montana will take your breath away with its unspoiled, natural beauty. While deer, antelope, and elk outnumber people here, truckers will discover plenty of gems whilst delivering to the many cities & settlements located across the State. Let's take a closer look, shall we? 


Nicknamed "Boz Angeles", the city of Bozeman has become a popular moving destination for people from California, thus earning it the nickname, and its easy to see why! Locals and tourists alike can enjoy a range of outdoor activities including winter sports, hiking, fishing and more, all on their doorstep. This mountain town is anything but sleepy, and drivers will be sure to enjoy the range of local industries they can deliver to and from. 


Another city you can find in our upcoming DLC is Kalispell, which sits among towering mountain ranges in a valley filled with crystal clear lakes. It is also the gateway to the Glacier National Park, which ranks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon among the United States' most astounding natural wonders. This city has a rich history of native tribes, who still live in the reservation area to this day. 


The city of Laurel, is truly the 'Hub of Montana'. From here, all roads lead to the exciting, historical and recreational attractions of Montana; including an entrance to the world famous Yellowstone National Park. Drivers will also be able to deliver to and from the large refinery, among other smaller industries that are located there.


Known as Montana's 'Sunrise City' Sidney lies not far from North Dakota border along the Yellowstone River. It is also the centre of trade for the area. This city features a range of industries, but one unique local product drivers can help deliver is sugar; how sweet is that! So no matter your reason for visiting, we are sure Sidney will offer something for everyone. 

The cities of Glasgow and Havre will also be featured in the Montana DLC, both of which are located along the US-2 in an area rich in its agriculture industries, especially when it comes to grain. Help load up and deliver products from the towering grain elevators. 

We'd love to go into detail about every city & settlement that you will be able to discover in Montana, but we think it will be best to leave the exploring to you. We look forward to sharing more development updates in the future. Can't wait to visit? Be sure to add Montana to your Steam Wishlist!