Thursday, June 20, 2024

New Truck Spotted in ETS2

We have some exciting news for our #BestCommunityEver! Rumour has it, that a new truck was spotted on the virtual European roads and it's heading your way. One NPC managed to take a photo of it passing by. Let's take a look!

This new truck remains shrouded in mystery. Its quick acceleration and silence make it difficult to spot and observe in detail. As seen in the photo, no one has managed to capture a clearer image yet. Our sources report that this truck is ideal for regional and intercity deliveries. Can you help us identify this yet-to-be-named truck?

We hope you are looking forward to the arrival of a new truck to the world of Euro Truck Simulator 2! Don't forget to stay tuned for more updates by following us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Germany Rework - Bremen

The work is not stopping on the Germany Rework project for Euro Truck Simulator 2. While we previously reworked the Rhine region for the 1.50 update, we are moving on to other areas. This time, we would like to share with you the progress we made in the city of Bremen and its surroundings.

Bremen is a historic city located in the northern part of Germany near the North Sea on the Weser River. The city is renowned for its picturesque medieval architecture, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Bremen Town Hall and Roland Statue.

In Euro Truck Simulator 2, the whole city was completely rebuilt from the ground up. As part of this transformation, we added the port of Bremerhaven to the map, located approximately 60 km to the north of Bremen, which is one of Europe's foremost car transshipment hubs. More than 2 million cars are imported or exported through this port every year.

Truckers delivering cargo in and out of Bremen will come across a completely new intersection leading into the city which was transformed to better represent its real-life counterpart. As you navigate it, you will also be able to get a peek at the vibrant historic city center and drive through some beautiful parts of Bremen.

Another part we wanted to focus on was the economy in and around the city. We made an effort to simulate a more realistic economy by incorporating industries located in this area such as a car factory, a beverage factory, and the river port situated on the Weser River.

We are eager to explore this reworked part of Germany once it is released and hope you are too! But keep in mind that everything you see here is still a work in progress and can change. Until then, don't forget to stay tuned for more updates by following us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube. We will see you on the road!

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Introducing Iowa!

Without further ado, it's time we reveal our next U.S. State for American Truck Simulator! From bustling cities to the Mississippi River, today we are excited to announce that our team are hard at work creating...

Iowa for American Truck Simulator

Located in the upper Midwestern region of the United States, Iowa forms a bridge between the forests of the east and the grasslands of the prairie plains to the west. Also known as 'The Hawkeye State', Iowa invites truckers to explore its road networks, cities and local industries. 

Des Moines, the state capital, is a vibrant city that you won't want to miss! As the largest city in Iowa, it is a hub of cultural and economic activity. Its skyline features the impressive Iowa State Capitol building, a must-see landmark featuring 5 domes, with the most prominent being covered with 23-karat gold!

However the Capitol building isn't the only thing that shines in Iowa. Drivers can find scenic views abound, especially when exploring small towns and cities along the famous Mississippi River.  As the second-longest river in the United States spanning over 2,000 miles, this impressive waterway flows through 10 different States.

While Iowa isn't the biggest State in the USA, it is certainly home to a lot of  'The World's Biggest...' you'll find plenty of interesting landmarks on your journey. Don't forget to stop by some of them for a screenshot or two!

There are plenty of local industries around, but one which stands out above the rest is the Agriculture Industry, especially when it comes to growing corn! Iowa has rightfully earned the nickname King of Corn for more than 2 decades. In 2023, the State produced just over 2.5 billion bushels of corn, many of which ended up on dinner plates across the United States.

Please keep in mind that everything you see here is still under work in progress and may not represent the final product. However, we are excited to highlight more of what is to come with the Iowa DLC in the future. 

Until then, be sure to follow us on Social Media (X/Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) for all the latest news, and to add the Iowa DLC to your Steam Wishlist if you like what you see! Until next time, keep on truckin'.

Friday, June 14, 2024

American Truck Simulator: Farm Machinery Booklet

Today, we bring to our #BestCommunityEver a special blog! At the end of last year, we released the Farm Machinery DLC for American Truck Simulator along with the Kansas map expansion. And now for the first time in our history, following the positive feedback we received, our colleagues have put together a booklet for you with an in-depth look at how the Farm Machinery DLC was made!

This farming-related cargo pack was released on November 30th for ATS and features two in-game agricultural equipment brands, Owl & Greenler. Truckers received nine new farming machinery cargos from tractors to spreaders as well as five cabin accessories such as a barn-themed lunch kit or an autonomous tractor plush. You can take a look at what this cargo pack has to offer here, or you can get it straight on Steam!

A few weeks after, we took you behind the scenes of how this DLC was made with the Under The Hood blog with our colleague Stanislav, one of our 2D/3D Graphic Designers who helped bring the DLC to life. 

Now, he and his colleagues have gone the extra mile after they saw the positive reactions to the booklet teaser at the end of the Under The Hood blog, and put together a beautiful booklet that truckers can read and enjoy for free in digital form here! At this time, we do not plan to release a printed form of the booklet; everyone can enjoy it online for free.

We hope you will appreciate and enjoy another peek behind the scenes of this DLC. If you would like to haul this cargo and decorate your cabin with those awesome accessories, get the Farm Machinery DLC on Steam! And don't forget to stay tuned for more updates by following us on our TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube.