Friday, December 30, 2022

Oklahoma: Guess Where We Are

How about a little challenge for the Holiday season? Recently, we announced that Oklahoma is the next State we are working on for American Truck Simulator, and today we are excited to share with you some screenshots from this work in progress project. Do you think you can correctly guess where in Oklahoma these pictures were taken from? 

Let us know either in the blog comments below, on TwitterFacebook or Instagram! Those who post the correct (or closest) locations will then be put into a draw to be picked at random to potentially receive a small reward. We look forward to sharing more development news about Oklahoma in the future. Until then, keep on truckin' and Happy Holidays! 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

SCS On The Road: PACCAR Technical Center

We know you love sneak peeks when it comes to real-life brands and their facilities. Today, we have good information for you, as some members of the SCS team recently traveled across the pond to spend some quality time with the kind people of PACCAR, the parent company of Kenworth Truck Company and Peterbilt Motors Company.

The journey took us to the PACCAR Technical Center in Washington and to Denton, Texas, where the Peterbilt headquarters is located. We’d like to thank Brianna Potthast, Tim Lychik, and Don Palmer from Kenworth for arranging the visit to the Technical Center, as well as Derek Sancer, Hanson Morris, and Justin Tjahjono of the Industrial Design team at Peterbilt for the session at their lab. We met with all these awesome people and are extremely grateful for their generosity and the help they have given us!

However, in addition to meeting the representatives of both brands, our goal was to gather valuable data for our future projects - reference material for multiple trucks and other content coming to American Truck Simulator.

While we are currently unable to say when will all of these projects arrive in the world of ATS, we can’t wait to update you on our progress down the line and eventually show you what we managed to create. Until then, keep an eye out on our social media (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) for any potential hints and teasers.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Happy Holidays!

Dear #BestCommunityEver

as the holiday season approaches, we at SCS Software are filled with joy and gratitude, and we want to share that with you. We wish you the opportunity to spend quality time with the people you love, and that you'll find ways to show compassion and generosity to others. We hope you'll be able to take a pause and savor the joy and peace of this special time, just like our development team. 

We encourage you to take some time to enjoy your hobbies and passions as well, and we would be pleased if it included playing our truck simulator games. This year, our Christmas Reflections World of Trucks event is all about celebrating the values of Love, Peace, Hope, and Care in our lives. We invite you to join us in spreading cheer this holiday season. 

As we reflect on the year 2022, we will undoubtedly think about the moments that brought us joy and those that brought us sadness. It has been a challenging year for many people around the globe, and we sincerely hope that the world will become a better place in 2023. If you're curious about what SCS Software has in store for the coming year, we recommend checking out the recording of our Special Christmas Live Stream. It's packed with exciting news, glimpses of upcoming projects, and plenty of hints and teases from our development teams. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2022

Christmas Paint Jobs Pack DLCs Update

Christmas gifts are part of the holiday tradition and since you, our #BestCommunityEver, have been extremely good and supportive this year, we’d like to show you our gratitude in the form of a small early present. The Christmas Paint Jobs Pack DLCs for both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 have received some new additions!

Last year during our annual Christmas World of Trucks event we introduced a number of uniquely painted trailers that contained gifts for transportation. After your excitement and many requests, we have decided to add these awesome-looking styles to the existing DLCs dedicated to this special holiday. That means with the start of the #ChristmasReflections event yesterday, both packs (ETS2 and ATS) received three new paint jobs for your trailers!

We can’t wait for you to combine the matching paint jobs on your trucks, but feel free to experiment and mix it up a bit as well. Make sure to tag us on social media (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) and show us what you will come up with. We truly hope this update to the packs will cheer you up and fully evoke the holiday spirit within you!

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Christmas Reflections Event 2022

It's Christmas time, the stars are bright
You turn the key and with delight
The engine roars to set you free.
There’s no place you would rather be.

For Christmas is that time of year
We come together with good cheer,
To give, receive, and cherish all.
So, haul for one and one for haul.
And as you’re driving down the road,
Your truck and trailer Christmas load
Reminds you what it’s all about,
It’s not to buy the shops all out.

No! Haul for one and one for haul.
Your Christmas trailer says it all!

It shows we can perhaps reflect
On days gone by and self respect,
On Peace and Love and all those things,
Not only on what Santa brings!
There’s Hope to gain from seeing where
Your efforts have been made with Care
And lifted those who saw the light
Of you with your truck shining bright.

So, haul for one and one for haul.
Peace, Love and Hope with Care for all

Then light the way for all around
And bring to those what you have found.
Not only gifts but so much more
To leave upon their snow swept door.
For Peace and Love belongs to all,
And Hope and Care will stay the fall
Of those who are in need of you.
It may just be one thing you do.

Yes, haul for one and one for haul.
Christmas Reflections big and small!

And when it all is said and done,
Take comfort in your knowledge won
That all of this is free to you.
You only have to think it through,
And act on what you know is best
To bring about the Christmas fest!

So, haul for one and one for haul
And Very Merry Christmas All!
Our #BestCommunityEver, we present to you our Christmas Reflections event for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator! We invite you to join us to reflect on four important things - Love, Peace, Hope, and Care, as we believe that the positivity that can come from sharing them with those you hold dear or those in need is worth reflecting on.

This Christmas we are asking you to deliver Gifts cargo to and from all cities, we will then be awarding Gifts to those cities, based on the number of deliveries it gives or receives. We challenge the community to get 400 Gifts awarded to cities across all trucking territories for each of five tiers

You’ll be able to track the community progress on World of Trucks or directly in the game using the updated External Contracts interface.

As tier rewards, players will receive beautifully crafted cabin items, each representing one of the four thoughts and Christmas reflections, as well as a stunning trailer paint job the combines them all creating a legendary combination!
Not only that, on Tuesday the 20th of December, from 18:00 CET we also have our annual Christmas Stream featuring Pavel Šebor! Who knows exactly what will be revealed during the show, but one thing for sure is that there will be plenty of fun and good cheer with Steam key giveaways, and 2 awesome Thrustmaster® T248s to give away, thanks to our friends over at Thrustmaster. The stream will take place on our Twitch channel, so don't miss it!
Your #Christmas Reflections event has also a new Desktop Background Theme this year, following on from the success of our Happy Hauloween event desktop theme. We thought we'd give it another go for everyone and this time we think we've created something really peaceful and calming for your Christmas gaming experience. It will be there for the duration of the event to help boost the Christmas spirit for you!

Christmas Reflections Event Rules:
Using External Contracts with a World of Trucks-connected profile in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator, or both, the community goal is to award at least 2,000 Gifts to as many cities as possible across all trucking territories.

For a city to receive 1 Gift the community needs to complete 1000 deliveries to or from it, using the provided Gifts cargo. Every city can receive up to 10 Gifts!

A unique community reward will be unlocked for each tier of 400 Gifts awarded, with 5 tiers in total.

Your personal goal is to complete at least 15 deliveries of Gifts cargo in either Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator or both games combined.

  • Personal: Your contribution of 15 or more deliveries of Gifts cargo will gain you:
    • A special World of Trucks Achievement.
    • A very cool, neon-themed, truck paint job "Lines of Reflection".

  • Community: There will be 5 tiers to unlock. Each tier will bring a special cabin item reward for both games, based on the themes of love, peace, hope, and care, with the final tier offering a beautiful matching trailer paint job "Lines of Reflection", so let's haul!

Track the community progress within the game using the External Contracts UI or view a full breakdown of the Event Community Goal status here.

Note: In order to qualify for any community reward, you must complete at least your personal goal in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator, or both. Each reward will be a Steam inventory item for both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. Once completed, claim your reward on the Events page on your World of Trucks profile.

The event will be concluded on Sunday the 15th of January 2023, at 23:59 UTC.
As always, we really look forward to hearing about your thoughtful Christmas Reflections road trip this year, and we would love to see more photos from you while you are achieving your goals and receiving your well-earned rewards this special season of giving. Share your screenshots and videos with us using the hashtag #ChristmasReflections on our Facebook ATS / ETS2, Twitter, and Instagram profiles and we will share our favorite ones.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Switzerland Rework: Bern

Today we are excited to announce and confirm that we are in the process of completely reworking the country of Switzerland in Euro Truck Simulator 2. As one of our older base game areas, it will be receiving a complete overhaul as part of a free update for players. Today, we wanted to highlight just one of the cities being worked in this project, the city of Bern.

Located in the heart of Switzerland, Bern is the gateway to the Alps which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. To better represent this historic part of the region, our team has reconstructed the whole city from the ground up to bring it up to our current quality standards. 

Previously, Bern featured 2 logistic depots and 1 farm industry which players could deliver to and from. In this rework, our team has added 5 brand new depots and reworked 2 of the existing industries. These include a chocolate factory, a supermarket and a railway depot. Outside of the city, players can find a farm industry, a sawmill and a quarry. Drivers can also find their usual garage and mechanic services, as well as a MAN Trucks dealership! 

The entire road network has also been reworked to better represent it's real life counterpart, including road junctions that lead into the city. Landmarks have also been reworked in the area and better reflect their real life locations. Some of the Landmarks that will be featured include Bern Palace, The Cathedral of Bern, a local church and a popular shopping mall. 

Surrounding highway networks have also been repositioned and reworked at a more realistic standard, which will allow for easier navigation when passing by or visiting Bern!

We hope you enjoyed this look into our development into reworking Switzerland. We have quite a bit more to show in the future, so keep an eye on our blogs for more showcases and updates in the future. Until then, keep on truckin'!