Saturday, September 26, 2020

Euro Truck Simulator 2: City of Calais Reskin

We are always excited to show our community what changes and updates we are currently working on. Today we are focusing on one of the more noticeable changes that drivers in Europe can expect to see in the next 1.39 update.

Introducing the port of Calais, the fourth-largest port in France and the busiest for passenger traffic. Its industry accounts for more than a third of economic activity in the local area. From transporting goods to holidaymakers seeking sunshine, it serves as an important gateway between the United Kingdom and France.

As many of you may know, Calais is one of our base game cities which was released with Euro Truck Simulator 2. As such, a dedicated part of our map team has taken time to give the city and port a major reskin, giving it a fresh and up-to-date look for the next update. So what exactly has been changed? Let's take a closer look!

The biggest change you will notice is how the port is now represented in-game. In reality, Calais port is huge and so our map team has worked hard to best reflect that reality within the confines of our map scale. This newly recreated port will feature new assets including gates, terminals, ramps for ferries, and fences.

The entrance to the port has also received a major change; as well as the road leading to the port where previously a simple roundabout was located, it has now been updated to a larger custom-made roundabout with an overhead road crossing. This isn't the only change to the road networks, however.

Surrounding roads and highways that connect the port and the city will correspond more correctly to reality now, which includes more realistic highway exits. While the actual city of Calais will have a similar layout, it will be given a new look with updated terrain textures, road textures, new vegetation, and more. You will also find that quite a few of the industrial buildings have also been replaced with newer assets.

While many of the major changes are quite obvious from these pictures, we will leave the rest for you to explore and find what other smaller changes have been made. We look forward to sharing more with you on what is to come in 1.39. Watch this blog and keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news and announcements.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

American Truck Simulator: Wheel Tuning Pack DLC Update

Traditionally, a trucker in American Truck Simulator will spend their time driving mostly on tarmacked highways and roads on long haul journeys, however with the introduction of new industries in different states, it is no longer uncommon to find a job contract that delivers to an area off-road.

With the continual development of our trucking titles, comes new industries and jobs, some of which require the drivers to move heavy and often large loads around off-road areas such as active mines on gravel roads and logging areas which are often hilly and muddy. Our next update to the ATS Wheel Tuning Pack DLC aims to help drivers who take this kind of job more often.  

Today, we are happy to announce that new heavy-duty wheels have arrived in the Wheel Tuning Pack DLC for American Truck Simulator. The new tyre has a deeper tread, plus a larger and wider size made from thicker rubber, which is the perfect combination for off-road truckers, but that isn't all.   

We are also updating all of our existing 14 rim designs so that they can fit our new wider heavy-duty wheels as well as rear super-single wheels. This means you can continue to use your favorite rim designs for any job on or off-road.

We hope you will enjoy this update to the Wheel Tuning Pack for ATS. We know how important it is for drivers to look after their truck with the right equipment and parts, so we are excited to see how the community will utilize these new additions. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

American Truck Simulator: Lowboy Trailers

A trucker wouldn't be much without their truck and trailer, and the same is true within our simulation titles. Today we are excited to share with you some news about lowboy trailers in American Truck Simulator that will come with 1.39 update.

Lowboy trailers are specialized flatbed trailers that are great for hauling heavy or oversized loads, thanks to their design that provide a low ride height, they have the ability to carry legal loads up to 12 ft tall, which other traditional trailers cannot. In our next update for American Truck Simulator, we are happy to announce the arrival of a new lowboy trailer that comes in an array of different configurations, as well as a few other features which we know many drivers will enjoy. 

Drivers will now be able to purchase their own lowboy trailer and use them in the cargo market. Owners of these trailers will benefit from a wide array of options to customize them in the upgrade shop, such as color, trailer accessories, beacons, chassis options, lengths, articulated axles, and more! 

Lowboy Trailers have now also been updated to be included in various add-on packages including Special Transport and Heavy Cargo DLC's. We hope you enjoy using these trailers across a variety of different job contracts.

Not only will you be able to take advantage of the new lowboy trailer, but so will other drivers on the road. lowboys will also be now hauled around in traffic as you travel through America, so make sure to give them plenty of space if you pass by them. 

We can't wait for you to get truckin' with these new lowboy trailers in our next update. Let us know what you think of them in our blog comments below.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Iberia: Barcelona

With mountains on one side, the sea on the other, and an exciting urban hub in between, Barcelona offers so much to experience for tourists and residents alike; and the same goes for truckers too! Offering drivers sunshine, scenic views, and a large variety of industries to deliver to and from, this city seems to have it all. 

Attracting around 9.5 millions visitors in 2019, Barcelona never fails to impress with its rich history, which is visible in the surrounding architecture and culture. Truckers heading in to the city, in our upcoming Iberia DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2, can expect a wide array of industries to accept job contracts from; including car factories, glass factories, truck dealerships, and even the local airport. 

We are sure that you will find yourself returning to the city of Barcelona frequently as you explore and discover its famous landmarks and hidden gems around the city. For the most authentic experience, we highly recommend cooking up a fresh plate of paella before your journey across Iberia. 

We hope you enjoyed taking your first look at Barcelona and we look forward to sharing even more images and development updates from this beautiful part of the world. ¿Est├ís emocionado por Iberia? You can help support the release of this upcoming DLC by adding it to your Steam Wishlist!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

ETS2: Super Stripes Paint Jobs Pack

Have you been looking to freshen up your trucks paint job with an original and modern livery? Look no further! Introducing the Super Stripes Paint Jobs Pack DLC, now available for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

These new unique and colourful designs have been hand-crafted by the talented artists here at SCS Software and chosen for their stylish look. This new pack includes six new paint jobs, which will be available for all current truck models and standard chassis options in ETS2. So how do they look? Here's your first preview of these new designs:

This will also be the very first paint job pack to feature predefined colour presets alongside a fully customizable colour palette, giving you, the driver, a wider array of options when customising your truck in the upgrade shop. Each of these colour presets have been created by our artists to suggest several alternate color combinations in addition to the default one upon choosing the paint job. 

We've been working on the colour presets feature for some time and we thought that there is no better way to introduce it than with the release of this new paint jobs pack. These new designs are among the first that can benefit from this new feature, offering having multiple predefined variations.

Since we didn't want to make this new feature exclusive to DLC owners, we have also created a few more colour presets for some of our existing base game paint jobs as well. We plan to add more of these colour presets to upcoming or already released paint jobs in the future.

We can't wait for you to get on the road and get creative with these new paint jobs. Be sure to share with us your first ride on the road, with the Super Stripes Paint Job Pack in ETS2, on our social media channels with the hashtag #SuperStripesDLC .