Friday, August 23, 2019

Road to the Black Sea: Romanian Cities

Romania, known for its beautiful forested regions and mountain ranges, is also home to many preserved historical cities. Many of them feature buildings and landmarks that have stood there for many years, but also are home to a variety of different Soviet-era homes and apartment blocks.

As you drive on the roads in Romania in our upcoming map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2, Road to the Black Sea, you will be able to explore these unique cities for yourselves.

Many of these areas were chosen for their surrounding industries, such as steelworks or manufacturing, which plays an important part in the economy of the country.

When the time arrives, we are sure you will love exploring these cities for yourself. You never know what piece of history you may find around the corner.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hello from Gamescom 2019!

It's the start of Gamescom 2019 hosted in Cologne, Germany! We are excited to be among so many different game developers and communities at this great event. We are also happy to be showcasing our games and expansions in a new and unique booth this year, which has been built in a truck garage-styled theme.

It features not only our famous SCS Motion Simulators but a range of PC setups with a variety of accessories and PC peripherals. A huge thank you to Thrustmaster, Steelseries, Tobii , Intel, Alienware and Speedseats for providing these fantastic setups. 

So make sure if you are visiting this week, to swing by Hall 6 at Booth B050, and say hello to our developer team and take a drive of ETS2 or ATS, which may even feature a few roads from future expansion. We'd love to also see you take plenty of photos & videos, just use the hashtag #GamescomTrucking and we will be sure to see them.

If are unfortunately unable to make it, don't worry! You can keep up to date with us with what we're up to on location from our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Pages (SCS Software, Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator)

Friday, August 16, 2019

Utah: Sleep well, traveler

After a long days' drive through the hot and dusty roads of Utah, truckers will need somewhere to take a well-deserved rest. Truck Stops are the cornerstone for any driver, providing the necessary amenities and facilities for truckers who are out on the road for the long haul.

Mainly found along interstates; each Truck Stop can usually be found with surrounding businesses, such as family-run diners, convenience stores, and even motels which make every visit unique for drivers.

As day turns to night, make sure to set your navigation to the nearest rest stop and get some shut-eye, for tomorrow a new day of trucking awaits. Sleep well, traveler.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Black Sea: Industries

Today we are happy to be able to share with you a selection of new industry prefabs, which we have created for our upcoming map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2, Road to the Black Sea.

The Black Sea region is home to a wide variety of large and diverse industries. From coastal shipyards to inland mining quarries, they provide a large economy for the surrounding cities and countries. Our team involved in the process have taken inspirations and created relevant and real industrial facilities as the basis of these prefabs.

We hope you enjoy this batch of screenshots which feature some of these upcoming industries.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Goodyear event extended with community contest!

The Goodyear Roll-Out ended up being so short that it took us by surprise honestly. Three days? For real?! We assumed that it would take over a week for you to make those 300K deliveries. We knew our fan community is very dedicated, but we still underestimated your commitment. We will know better next time.

Ultimately, over forty thousand people managed to complete the event after we added an extra day to complete your personal goal, but it is obvious there are still many more players driving the events for joy, or hunting for event-specific World of Trucks Achievements - and they don’t want to miss out forever on this one.

After weighing the pros and cons, we decided that we should take your suggestions to heart. Today, we are reopening the event in a limited capacity for all players, especially those who were on the edge of completing their personal goal of 10 deliveries. The rules have changed slightly; since the community goal has been reached already, there is no longer a chance to win a free Steam activation key for the DLC. But, you can still earn your World of Trucks Achievement and Goodyear Blimp hanging Steam inventory item.

This also gives us an additional opportunity to push the pedal to the metal with cross-promotion, and show the kind people at Goodyear that we can treat their brand with all the attention and respect we can provide.

The Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC is available on Steam now and remains a prize for those who previously finished the event during its first run.


At the same time, we're complementing the extended event with a community contest. Since there's no need to race now, why not make some cool screenshots of your Goodyear themed truck to share with others? Of course, you get a chance to win some nice prizes too!

  • Tune-up your truck (and trailer optionally) using the Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC.
  • Take an in-game screenshot - either of your truck (and trailer optionally) or inside the cabin of your truck featuring the new accessories.
  • Use the vanilla game only (mods are not permitted this time).
  • Share these screenshots either on your Twitter or Instagram profiles with the #GoodyearRollOut hashtag and tag Goodyear's and our profiles. The direct links to these profiles are as follows.

Prizes will be of equal value for the best five picks, and comprise of a selection from our e-shop of up to 100 Euro in value!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

New languages for Voice Navigation

The Voice Navigation feature introduced in the 1.35 Update for both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 has garnered a large number of positive reviews. We have also heard our community's feedback loud and clear, that they want to see more language options included.

As promised in a previous blog post, today's mini-update will see the inclusion of 6 new language options - Czech, Slovak, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese (and there will be some more in the future). In the meantime, be sure to check our Steam Workshop for the huge number of GPS voice-over mods there created by our great community. For now, we will be focusing our time on future projects and other surprises.

We are also excited to release this video interview with both voice talents behind the English versions of the feature - Skye Bennett and Doug Cockle, both of whom have had experience voicing video game characters and in many other roles. Perhaps you can learn something new about these incredibly talented and well-known voice actors.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

On The Road: Upcoming Events

August is shaping up to be one of our busiest months yet for our On The Road team. With 5 events taking place in 4 different countries in the space of 2 weeks, we are looking forward to meeting our community from many different parts of the world.

Starting off with the world's largest gaming festival and trade show, Gamescom, hosted in Cologne, Germany at the Koelnmesse on the 21st of August till the 24th. This year, we will be attending the event with a new booth setup, as well as working alongside Thrustmaster, Steelseries, Tobii and Speedseats to provide a unique driving experience for our attendees. Make sure to visit us in Hall 6 at Booth B050 where you can take a drive on our motion seat simulators or PC setups, meet the SCS team and possibly walk away with some SCS Swag!

Across the pond, we are happy to be sending two teams to the USA. The first team will be visiting The Great American Truck Show hosted in Dallas, Texas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center from the 22nd-24th of August. Over on the West Coast, you will find our second team at PAX West, hosted in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Centre from August 30th till September 2nd. We are excited to be cooperating with Thrustmaster at Booth 6003, where you can try out a range of sims, including our latest Washington map expansion for American Truck Simulator. You can find more information about both of these visits in our dedicated blog post.

Back in Europe, we will be bringing our SCS Sim Trailer to the Nordic Trophy hosted in Mantorp Park on the 30th and 31st of August in Linköping, Sweden. With over 500 trucks from 13+ different countries, all competing for the prestigious trophy, you will be sure to find the most polished, painted and looked-after show trucks there. We look forward to meeting many of the truck enthusiasts and drivers, so make sure to stop by our trailer!

And to end off the month of August, our team along with Grammer seats will be back for Round 5 of the FIA ETRC Championship held in Most Autodrom in our home country, the Czech Republic. It will be held from the 31st of August to the 1st of September, so join us for a weekend. Stop by the Fan Village to say dobrý den and show us your skills on our sim, chat with our team and maybe even receive some free merchandise.

TL:DR - Come meet us! We look forward to meeting our community at all these great events.

- Gamescom 2019 (20-24th August /Hall 6.1 - Stand B050, Cologne, Germany)
- The Great American Truck Show (22-24th August / Dallas USA)
- Trailer Trucking Festival 2019 (30-31st August / Mantorp Park, Sweden)
- PAX West (August 30th - September 2nd / Thrustmaster Booth 6003,  Seattle, Washington)
- FIA ETRC Round 5 (31st August - September 1st / Most, Czech Republic)

Monday, August 5, 2019

ATS Utah: Gameplay

It's time we take a closer look at our next upcoming state for American Truck Simulator, Utah. Known for its mountain ranges, state and national parks, history and culture, it is considered to be one of the greatest outdoor states in the USA.

We are excited to give you a glimpse on what Utah has to offer come this year with this gameplay footage. Please note that this state is still work in progress.

If you like what you see, make sure to add Utah to your Steam Wishlist!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Goodyear Roll-Out Event Goal Achieved!

300,000 completed tyre deliveries, what an achievement! Our community never fails to impress us when working together to complete our World of Trucks events. The Goodyear Roll-Out event saw over 150,000 deliveries made in less than 24 hours, and we admit we were amazed to see that this event would be completed in such a small amount of time.

To allow everyone the chance to complete their personal goals and earn a free Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC key, we will allow players to participate until Saturday 3rd of August 23:59 CEST (21:59 UTC) when the event will come to a close.

For those who have already completed their personal contribution, you can now claim your Goodyear Tyres Pack DLC key on the website by clicking onto My Page → Events. This key can only be activated via Steam.

Make sure you continue to send us your photos and videos from the event, and share your progress on our Social Media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with the hashtag #GoodyearRollOut and by tagging us and @Goodyear.