Friday, January 26, 2024

Introducing Nordic Horizons Expansion

Our fans always keep asking us what it is that we are working on. Why are there periods of time in our communication when we focus more on one game or the other? Creating a major map DLC is a process that takes several years from pre-production to optimization and release. We usually hesitate to start talking about a project too early. There is always the concern if we are able to manage expectations. At the same time, we feel that it is useful to give the players an insight into what we are working on. It's important for promotion as well as to get some early feedback. 

Fortunately, we are now in a position where we dare to talk about a second map expansion that we currently have in development for Euro Truck Simulator 2. Yep, the ETS2 map team is now pushing in three directions, having more projects in the pipeline at the same time. In addition to the extensive rework efforts and the already announced Greece DLC, we are eager to reveal that one more map expansion is already in the early stages of production! You can start looking forward to exploring the enchanting landscapes of Northern Europe in the Nordic Horizons DLC!

With dozens of cities, scenic towns, and beautiful landscapes awaiting exploration, Nordic Horizons promises an expansive and diverse gameplay experience. The DLC showcases typical Nordic architecture, featuring beautiful, often red, wooden houses, farms, and barns that add authenticity to the virtual landscape. Dive into Viking history as it weaves its way into the DLC, adding a historical touch to your journey.

You can look forward to exploring the expansive fjords of Norway all the way to the Arctic Ocean, occasionally crossing breathtaking bridges or going through underwater tunnels. The experience is elevated by the inclusion of a large number of narrow roads, offering a unique driving challenge. Keep an eye out for reindeer along the way, whose presence adds a touch of wildlife to your scenic route. Fishing villages dotted along the coast will further immerse players in the rich coastal culture.

Travel through Sweden's Norrland on the main E4 road along eastern settled regions, then journey westward onto the barren hills of the Scandinavian mountains along the Norwegian border. Along the way, you will encounter industrial areas featuring mines and paper mills, adding an extra layer of realism to your trucking adventure.

Finland's Lapland, with its dense coniferous forests to the expansive barren tundra, presents a stark contrast to the southern part of the country. The DLC emphasizes smooth roads, ensuring a zen-like driving experience for players to truly immerse themselves in the beauty of their surroundings.

In the realm of trucking, the DLC pays homage to the rich history of Scandinavia, home to iconic brands like Scania and Volvo. Truck enthusiasts will appreciate the authentic representation of the region's trucking legacy.

And let's not forget the sheer size of the DLC – prepare for an extensive acreage with countless kilometres of roads to explore. Nordic Horizons will offer a seamless blend of nature, history, and trucking excitement. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable Nordic adventure!

Keep in mind that the photos you see here are a work in progress. There is still a very long road ahead of us and it may take about two years before we can release this DLC. We hope you are excited to see the whole map once it's released. Don't forget to follow us on our social media (X/TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) so you won't miss out on any news about the Nordic Horizons DLC or other projects. And if you haven't already, make sure to add the Nordic Horizons DLC to your Steam Wishlist. We'll see you on the road!

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