Friday, June 2, 2023

Switzerland Rework - Alpine Roads

We really appreciate the positive feedback you provided us with after the last blog post dedicated to the Switzerland Rework project. We figured we could hype you up even more by showing you even more images from the local Alps and preparing the bravest among you for a challenging trip through the alpine roads.


Despite being surrounded by wonderful nature the alpine roads of Switzerland are not for the faint-hearted. Prepare yourself for a true adventure as you navigate the winding paths at dangerous heights. We don’t mean to scare you but you'll need nerves of steel and unparalleled skill to conquer these challenging routes. The hairpin turns, narrow passages, and potentially bad weather conditions will put your driving prowess to the test.


Well, will you be up to the challenge? If so, let us know in the comments here or on social media. While you’ll be at it, make sure to also follow our social media profiles (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) to stay in touch with all the latest news regarding Euro Truck Simulator 2 and future projects.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Time to Level Up Your Heavy Haul

Exciting times are ahead for all of us here at SCS, as we're forging onward with a thrilling new endeavor in partnership with our friends at Western Star®. We don't want to spill the beans just yet, but we've got a little sneak peek ready for you. The image below is just a glimpse into what we've been quietly cooking up. All we can say for now is - you might want to brace yourselves for an elevated heavy hauling experience that'll take your trucking adventures to uncharted territories.

We plan to reveal more soon. Buckle up, and get ready!

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Oklahoma - Water Bodies

From the meandering currents of its rivers to the tranquil shores of its lakes, Oklahoma is home to a variety of different water bodies large and small. Long before roads existed, both lakes and rivers were used as a way to navigate across America. Today, they have become popular attraction for both locals and visitors to enjoy recreational activities and admire their natural beauty. 

Let's keep the flow going and showcase some of the ones you'll find in our upcoming Oklahoma DLC

Rivers

Oklahoma has approximately 78,603 miles of river, with two of the most prominent being the Arkansas and Red River, both which stretch over 1400 miles long across several states!

As a tributary of the mighty Mississippi River, the Red River gets its name thanks to the brownish-red color of its water, caused by large amounts of red dirt and sediment. The Red River isn't the only tributary in town however, the Arkansas River is too! As one of the most important rivers in the mid-west, the Arkansas River is an irreplaceable hub of trade and commerce in the region. It is also an important habitat for wildlife both on the land and in the water.  

One of the "newest" rivers in the state is the The Oklahoma River. Located in the center of the nation, The seven-mile stretch of river was originally known as the North Canadian River. This area has since been transformed into a beautiful landscaped areas featuring trails and recreational facilities.

Lakes

Oklahoma is also home to more than 200 lakes, including Lake Eufaula and Texoma; both which are featured in our upcoming DLC. 

Lake Eufaula, named after the nearby city, is Oklahoma's largest lake, boasting an impressive 105,500 surface acres with over 800 miles of shoreline. From fishing to watching the wildlife, it has always been a popular hub for enjoying its natural beauty. 

Lake Texoma is Oklahoma's second-largest lake and one of the largest reservoirs in the United States; and as a State Park, it offers great facilities for both visitors and locals alike. Like a majority of the lakes in the State, Texoma was formed by Denison Dam on the Red River. 

Dams

Dams play an important role and serve multiple purposes; including flood control, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife preservation, and/or hydroelectric power. With such large rivers flowing through Oklahoma, you can understand the need to construct quite a few of them. 


Well dam! I think that's enough water talk for today, but we look forward to showcasing more from our upcoming DLC in the near future. Until then, keep on truckin'! 

Saturday, May 27, 2023

West Balkans - Bridges

Among many other detailed landmarks arriving in the West Balkans DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2, you can look forward to traversing some iconic bridges, that on one hand, stand as engineering marvels and, on the other, play a crucial role in connecting various regions. In this blog post, we will dive into some examples and show you some amazing screenshots to truly hype you up for this map expansion!

While all bridges have a very important common function of providing passage over an obstacle, some of them stand out visually as well. This is the case with modern bridges such as Franjo Tuđman Bridge, Pelješac Bridge, and Krka Bridge. As well as serving as a vital connection point, all of these examples stand proudly as true architectural wonders offering stunning views. And in case you are wondering, the Pelješac Bridge is not the only recently finished bridge featured in this expansion (wink).

There will be other landmark bridges like the Old Bridge in Mojkovac, Slunjski Bridge, and unique bridges in Belgrade or Sarajevo, which may not be on such a grand level as the ones mentioned previously, but each bridge in West Balkans represents not only a stunning visual spectacle but also a symbol of unity, connecting people and places in this diverse and captivating region.

We hope the information and screenshots have managed to bridge the gap between you and the Steam Wishlist button on the West Balkans DLC page and you will press it if you haven’t done so yet. Additionally, make sure to follow our social media (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) to stay in touch with all the latest news about this project. We can’t wait to show you more!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Introducing the Volvo VNL

It is truly amazing to be able to use just three letters to instantly evoke the feeling of reliability, performance, and absolute driver satisfaction. This is why the Volvo VNL is an embodiment of excellence in the trucking world, and we are excited to let you know that a brand new generation with multiple models has arrived in American Truck Simulator as a free update!

The new models include the VNL 860, 740, and 300, with the 860 standing in the spotlight as the flagship and most advanced model of the three, offering the highest standard for the most demanding of truckers. And, to provide you with the possibility of making this awesome truck feel truly yours after you get it in the game, we will include several different customization options for both the interior and exterior that will make you stand out wherever your journey will take you. 

The interior and exterior customizations include:

  • 3 cabin types - Daycab (300), 740 Sleeper, 860 Sleeper
  • Trim options - Fleet, Standard, Touring, Limited
  • Steering wheel - standard, premium (with stitching)
  • Seats - cloth, vinyl, and leather in different colors
  • Floor mats - rubber, fabric
  • 10 different chassis types in total
  • several spots for accessory placement in the interior and over a hundred detailed options on the outside including new exclusive paint jobs

This truck is available with cutting-edge engine options that redefine performance. Offering a selection between the Volvo D13 engine, the Volvo D13 Turbo Compound engine, and the Cummins X15, you will always feel more than capable when conquering steep inclines or cruising effortlessly on the open road.


We’d like to thank Volvo Trucks North America for their cooperation with us on this project and we’re sure the members of their team would very much love to see your feedback in the form of videos or screenshots on social media. Once you get your hands on the truck, make sure to tag us (TwitterInstagramFacebookTikTok) and Volvo Trucks North America (TwitterInstagramFacebook) and we’ll make sure to share the best posts both in our internal channels and publicly via the accounts as well.

Once again, this addition comes as a free update and the new VNL is available at the nearest Volvo Trucks dealer in the game right now! So, check it out, customize it according to your personal preference, and set out on a journey across American Truck Simulator like never before.

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