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  1. Time goes by so fast and our Christmas Toys of Yesteryear event must now, just like the most wonderful time of the year, unfortunately, come to an end. In true holiday fashion, drivers from all across the world have tirelessly participated in delivering gifts in both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. With brightly-decorated Christmas gift trailers and festive painted trucks, you set out on December 16th to deliver Christmas cargo and hit milestones with the help of our in-game tracking icons or deliveries tracker at WorldofTrucks.com. We hope the theme of vintage toys and our desire to share the magic with you by offering them as nostalgic gifts have brought out the best possible memories and the sense of the true holiday spirit. Once again, the collective strength of the #BestCommunityEver has produced incredible final numbers, so let’s take a look at how you all faired throughout the duration of this special event. Absolutely amazing work truckers! We are truly impressed by your effort. After all, apart from showing individual willpower by earning the special decorative lighting for truck cabs, the power of the #BestCommunityEver has prevailed in a very short time, unlocking all the reward tiers for unique cabin accessories. Thank you all for participating, you can all be proud of yourselves and your fellow truckers! You have also flooded our social media with hundreds and hundreds of posts using the hashtag #XmasToysOfYesteryear. It was great seeing truckers from every corner of the world take part in the event and share their experience with us. We are grateful for you letting us know about your progress via screenshots, videos, or simply by writing a couple of kind sentences! We also appreciate you taking the time and visiting our special Live Stream dedicated to this event. We have enjoyed hanging out with you all and seeing your excitement in the live chat over at Twitch and Youtube, and we hope our game designer Gavin will grace us with his presence once again with something unique and new sometime in the future! To every driver who took to the roads and delivered gifts in this event, once again, thank you! It brings a lot of joy to our team to know how much you enjoy these events, and we will do our best to always make them feel unique and memorable. But until the next one is ready for you, we’ll see you on the road! View the full article
  2. Apart from being a country that is full of interesting locations and well known for its rich historical heritage, Russia also boasts a strong and self-sufficient economy. That is why it is hardly a surprise that in the upcoming Heart of Russia DLC we will introduce a brand new economy complex - the Wagon Factory. The Wagon Factory is going to be a unique economy depot featured in the upcoming map expansion. In total, drivers will be able to find 3 such manufacturing plants in Russia. One is located in the city of Tikhvin, another one in Saransk, and the third one is in the outskirts of Moscow. Interestingly, this depot is going to be one of the few from the economy category which you will be able to directly drive into. These locations will contain numerous assembly lines that in reality produce tons of metal casting products and wheelsets, along with the construction of thousands of wagons per year. There’s still a lot of information to explore and present to you in regards to the Heart of Russia DLC. The best way to stay in touch with all the latest updates and news is to add the expansion to your Steam Wishlist, so make sure to press the button and show us how excited you are for everything this update will bring! View the full article
  3. While Montana’s national parks, vast forests, and untamed wilderness areas are some of the finest offerings of the local nature, proper truckers have to remember the reason for their journey whilst admiring the scenery. Today, we are delighted to share with you screenshots of several depots and information about the new industries arriving in the upcoming Montana DLC for American Truck Simulator. Waste Transfer Station A transfer station is a building or processing site used for temporary deposition, consolidation, and aggregation of waste. This station is used for sorting of the waste to plastic, glass, or paper, and then all of these materials move on for recycling, or they return to different factories to be used in production. Truck Trailer Service Services for truck trailers are an important part of every trucker’s life since inevitably every driver has to visit these areas sooner or later. But repairs and parts will not be your only focus while visiting, as you will also be tasked to haul numerous materials to and from some of these locations. Great Falls Airport The Great Falls International Airport is a public/military airport southwest of central Great Falls. The Federal Aviation Administration records say that the airport had an incredible number of 155,204 passenger boardings in 2010. This area will be represented by a large storehouse in the game and the drivers will be able to haul many characteristic materials. Talc Factory Many of you may be familiar with the mineral known as "talc". It can be crushed into a white powder that is most commonly referred to as "talcum powder". Most of this material is used in Montana in the production of paper, paints, and coatings, as well as the making of plastics, rubber, and ceramics. With such a wide variety of final products, it is hardly a surprise you will be able to haul to and from a couple of these factories. Sugar Plants Sugar is made from cane and sugar beets. The latter is heavily harvested on enormous local farms, which have produced billions of tons of these plants in the span of the last couple of decades. Converting sugar beets into sugar is a complicated process, which is then followed by a distribution of the final, and additional, materials. These additional cargos will include, for example, betain or carbon dioxide gas. Grain Elevators Montana is known for producing high-quality wheat and barley, and grain elevators are large granaries used for storing these materials. You will realize how important these areas are for the local economy while driving on the US-2 highway, which is surrounded solely by fields for several miles. Electricity Network Service The energy company located in these services is responsible for installing and maintaining various kinds of electrical equipment, including generators of various sizes. It does not produce this equipment but stores it. The company then distributes the generators to neighborhoods, ranches, stock auctions, depots, and Electric Substations, which is an area for direct installation of the generators. Silane Gas Silane is a flammable gas that is pyrophoric, which means that once it’s released into the air, it can ignite without an ignition source. This makes the production and transportation of silane gas an extremely complicated and dangerous matter. Landscape Supplies These areas will contain gardening supplies including plants, flowers, trees, gravel, stones, rocks, paving, fences, grass, and fertilizers. Although these screenshots depict "work in progress" depots, we hope you are still intrigued by what is to come for this map expansion. If so, make sure to add Montana DLC to your Steam Wishlist. We still plan to share with you a few new industries in the future, so stay in touch to not miss out on anything interesting. View the full article
  4. As the world’s largest country, Russia has vast and various landscapes to explore. Driving there is an experience in itself too, as you’ll encounter all types of road, from slick highways to bumpy dirt roads. In our upcoming Heart of Russia DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2, our team has been hard at work to replicate some of these road networks. During the early research phase of Heart of Russia, which has been on-going since the release of 'Beyond the Baltic Sea', many of the roads highlighted for the road network of this DLC were quite old and very well used. However since that time, local map sources were updated which allowed us to bring in some recent changes, which we have replicated virtually to bring the most up-to date road network possible. Our teams have also taken a new approach for a lot of road assets in the 'Heart of Russia' DLC, such as bridges, railings and curbs; which are bigger and denser. Traffic signage have also been a particular focus for our teams too, as there is quite the variety of them in Russia. Besides the standard road signs on poles, we encountered new challenges, such as hanging signs, dynamic warnings, new horizontal signage, unique railway crossings and many more. Whilst Russia maybe known for its very well-used roads, the truth is that most of the major road connections intended for truck transport are in good condition; especially around major cities such as Moscow, which are very well maintained. One type of Highway that drivers will often find themselves driving on are Russian federal highways, which are owned and maintained by the government as they are of regional and intermunicipal importance for the country and economy. This does not mean, however, that we have not encountered completely different situations in other areas. Prefabs, textures and assets have been especially adapted to the various roads conditions found across this vast country. Our teams have also focused on creating a better ratio between local roads and highways too. Drivers will find themselves often routing onto local roads rather than on a highway, as smaller roads make up a majority of the road network in Russia. You can also expect to find quite a few dirt roads too! Just be sure to keep an eye out, as these tricky roads are often used by local traffic too. Our teams have focused on bringing lots of unique and small details to the road network in Heart of Russia, which we hope is evident from the screenshots in this blog. We cannot wait for you to explore them all for yourselves! We hope you enjoyed this first look at some of the roads that will be featured in the Heart of Russia DLC. If you did, then consider adding to add Heart of Russia to your Steam Wishlist. Огромное спасибо! View the full article
  5. Here comes the first blog post in 2022! And we think it's a good idea to start with something big. Something Texas-sized even! You know, everything is bigger in Texas. At least that’s what they say. And while the term itself probably originates from the state’s enormous geographical area, Texas used to have six of the fifteen fastest-growing cities in America up until the year 2015. Perhaps, thanks to this, there are bigger populated areas filled to the brim as well. Let’s take a look at some of the Cities and Settlements that will be featured in the upcoming Texas DLC and find out! San Angelo The local residents of San Angelo have a lot to be proud of. From rich flora to numerous historically important structures and facilities, this city certainly offers a fresh feeling when you are on a long journey driving through the vast and complex system of roads in Texas. Additionally, the city thrives economically as well, constantly being ranked as one of the best "smaller" towns for business. Waco The city of Waco will undoubtedly charm you with its energetic atmosphere, which always guarantees an interesting visit in the heartland of Texas. The area is full of history, economic opportunity, and a rich variety of cultural experiences. The city became an important commercial center during the late nineteenth century, which managed to attract a number of educational institutions and businesses, that have helped form Waco into what it is today. Galveston Quite uniquely, Galveston is a coastal resort city and port off the Southeast Texas coast on Galveston Island and Pelican Island. Due to this exceptional location, the city became internationally important for immigration and trade in the mid-19th century. Thereafter, during the 1920s and 1930s, Galveston re-emerged as a major tourist destination, which it still is to this very day - with the additional focus on history and historical buildings. Amarillo Situated in the grasslands and surrounded by dense prairie, Amarillo is well known for its urbanization, agricultural farming, and construction. This city was named after the yellow sub-soil and the yellow blooms on the area’s Yucca plants. You may be wondering, what does the yellow color have anything to do with it then? It’s because the word amarillo means yellow in Spanish. Apart from discovering the beautiful cities mentioned above, you will also be able to pass through some of the settlements shown in the following screenshots. While we could spend hours upon hours talking about them and their rich history and economy, we’ll give you the opportunity to show off your exploration skills and let us know which towns are featured in the pictures. Tell us in the comments! It seems like everything is indeed bigger in the Lone Star State, and our Texas DLC will hopefully make the saying proud. Please keep in mind, however, that some of the textures in the screenshots are still a work in progress, but if you can’t wait to see the areas in full glory, add the map expansion to your Steam Wishlist and eventually you will be able to explore all these areas by yourself! View the full article
  6. Time flies and the 2021 is slowly coming to an end! There are certainly some positives from our point of view that we can focus on when looking back on 2021, especially the work on new map expansions, new vehicles and parts, new game features, and general improvements for our games in new updates. Hopefully, we have succeeded in our goal to remain productive and, thanks to that, raising the bar yet again on the gaming experience in American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2. Let’s take a look in the rear-view mirror and explore the content and features we have released throughout 2021! Due to the worldwide pandemic, this year was not as great as we were hoping for, but we believe that science and everyone cooperating together towards better days is the answer for the right direction next year. Once again, we’d like to stress the importance of staying optimistic and keeping your health in mind. Stay safe and act towards others with care. Sometimes there are those around us who require support, which can be as simple as hearing some encouraging words. Moreover, there were quite a fair amount of teases and hints in our special Christmas live stream. Our teams are already working hard on several new and exciting projects, and we are looking forward to bringing you more specific information in the future. And of course, there’s you, our #BestCommunityEver! You’ve all been tirelessly supporting us throughout the whole year and we greatly appreciate that. You all deserve a big THANK YOU. Happy New Year 2022! View the full article
  7. Today, we are happy to share with you the first look at one of the many cities that will be featured in our upcoming Heart of Russia DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2. Introducing Ryazan, the 3rd largest city by population in Central Russia after Moscow and Yaroslavl. Located near the Oka River, Ryazan is a bustling industrial centre and transport hub. Despite the city's size, Ryazan is not usually on a tourist's list of places to visit in Russia. If you do choose to visit however, you will find many beautiful historic landmarks, such as cathedrals, as well as other interesting attractions such as museums that attract residents and visitors alike. Ryazan is home to the one of the oldest museums in Russia, The Ryazan Kremlin. Located on the top of a steep hill, it is surrounded by rivers and a dry moat. This monument of architecture and nature reserve of federal importance is included in the State Register of Especially Valuable Objects of the People of the Russian Federation. Truck drivers travelling to Ryazan for work can find a variety of industries, including a refinery and oil storage facility, a sawmill, warehouses and car dealerships. All of these which are located in around the city's main ring road, where you will also find shopping malls and many apartment complexes. So whether you are just passing through or staying the night in Ryazan, we hope you will decide to take a few moments out of your driving schedule to admire this unique and historical city. We hope you enjoyed this first look into one of the many cities that will be featured in the Heart of Russia DLC. If you did, then consider adding to add Heart of Russia to your Steam Wishlist. Огромное спасибо! View the full article
  8. Today, we are pleased to give you a behind the scenes look and insight into the continuing work of this project, the team behind the rebuild and what we are planning for the future of revamps in American Truck Simulator. In July, we released version 1.41 of American Truck Simulator which included Phase 1 of the anticipated 'California rework', which brought a major revamp to the road network, new agriculture stations, and more. Since then, the team behind the rework has been hard at work with Phase 2 of this project. We spoke with the map lead of the California Revamp project to learn more about the current status of the ongoing project and what changes and challenges have come with this project. The Team A majority of the team behind the California Revamp consisted of new junior map designers, who are getting to grips with a new environment and workspace. We keep adjusting our time plans for different DLCs and due to several changes during this year, we had to give a helping hand to other projects, such as Montana and Texas, and move a large chunk of the map designers from the California team elsewhere, to keep up with our plans for the next year(s). Because of this, the size of the California Revamp team fluctuated quite often. At one point during the year, the team had 12 people working hard on various areas, 10 of whom were new map designers. Currently, there is only a handful of map designers working on Phase 2, but we are confident that the team will be able to keep on track with the revamp, especially as more new members will join the team in January. Phase 2 of the California Rebuild So what is in store for Phase 2 of this project? The next portion of this project focuses on 5 cities and their surrounding areas. These cities are Eureka, Ukiah, Sacramento, Redding, and Truckee which will see a complete rebuild! All 5 cities and their surrounding road networks have been rebuilt from the ground up, along with local landmarks and architecture. We have also been focusing on creating new scenic routes and local industries too, such as the Napa Valley; which as you may know, is famous for its wineries and vineyards. New rest areas and truck stops have also been implemented, but that isn't all! You will also find new assets, vegetation, and textures too, giving the area a completely new look and feel. Another major change that will come with Phase 2 of this project is that we will be saying goodbye to the city of San Rafael. Due to the map scale, we had to make the hard decision to remove the city from the in-game economy. To make up for this, we will be introducing a brand new city, which will be larger and of much greater importance in California's road network in Phase 3 of our ongoing project! Any guesses which one it might be? So, you may be wondering, why did we choose to start again completely from scratch for this phase? When we first began work on Phase 2, we quickly realized that revamping and making some minor changes to the area would not be enough. When we first built California, our teams followed a different set of rules and paradigm(s) and did not have the experience we have now when it comes to building urban areas and larger cities in American Truck Simulator. Over the last few years, we have learned a lot, and we have greatly improved on city-building and more too, which is evident in some of our most recent and upcoming DLCs. So, we decided it would be better to rebuild this area completely, which is why it's been taking longer than expected. Our knowledge of California and experience with the tools we use to create these built-up areas have also greatly increased since our humble beginnings. Our plan is to bring California up to the current DLC standard, as it is usually the player's first location when starting with American Truck Simulator. We believe that revisiting these areas will be beneficial for both us, the developers, and you - our players, which is why we are happy to continue to revamp California along with plans to continue the rework of other US states in the future. Future Plans So what are our future plans for the California Revamp project? Which cities do we plan to focus on next after Phase 2? Before we let you know what is in-store, we'd like to put out a little disclaimer... Please keep in mind that everything we are about to mention here may be subject to change. Although this is our current plan at the time of writing, this roadmap may change in the future depending on a number of development factors. With that said, here is just a little peek into our roadmap for the California Revamp project in American Truck Simulator. Our plan is to continue working on rebuilding a number of cities and our next focus will be around the San Francisco bay area. This location alone is a challenge to our abilities and will see massive changes compared to the original version. However, depending on the team size, we hope to add even more content to Phrase 3 and beyond! We have a lot of projects which were started by our new map designers but were not finished before they left to a new team. We hope that in the future we will have the capacity to give them all some additional love, time, and focus so that they will be completed and ready for release. As for our long-term plan, we will keep improving and rebuilding parts of the road network all around the State of California. Being the third-largest U.S state after Texas, it will take quite a while to finish California due to its road density, the number of cities, and its size, but we hope the end result will be worth the wait! Looking even further into the future, we plan on revisiting several states and we may even bring something extra special (which is so secret, they wouldn't even tell me what it was!). We hope this update on our California Rebuild project was insightful and serves also as a nice gift just before Christmas! The team behind it all is incredibly proud, passionate, and very much excited for the future, and we hope you are too! We can't wait to show you more, as we plan to bring more blogs in the future focusing on several parts of Phase 2 of the rebuild. Until then, however, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. View the full article
  9. We have already shared with you details and screenshots about the industrial areas of Heart of Russia DLC previously on our blog. However, the team of map designers is producing so much content, we actually decided to split the topic into two parts to avoid overwhelming our #BestCommunityEver with too many beautiful pictures. We hope you don't mind getting a second portion of beautiful screenshots related to this topic! In the first part, you had the opportunity to see some of the new models arriving in these industrial areas. Can you tell if there is anything original in these screenshots as well? If you managed to spot anything interesting let us know in the comments! Also, make sure to add the Heart of Russia DLC to your Steam Wishlist, which, apart from being a great way to show us how excited you are for the new map expansion, will also keep you in touch with all the latest news. View the full article
  10. Dear #BestCommunityEver, The most wonderful time of the year is knocking on the door, and most of the SCS team is taking a bit of time off to enjoy beautiful moments with their families and to recharge their batteries. The pace of our social media posts and blog updates will be slowed down a little, but don't worry, because we still have a few more blog posts, screenshots, and social media videos ready to be released for you till the end of this year. And then we’ll return to our usual form in January with a lot more exciting news. In the meantime, you can keep working on your progress towards achieving all the goals in our new special Christmas Event, which offers some incredible rewards and fun! Even though we all would love to see the world around us back in better times, it’s impossible to deny that the global pandemic is still causing problems. We encourage all of you to stay safe and care for everyone around you responsibly. Only with mutual care will all of you be able to find a way to create a good mood in your families, and hopefully, you will spend these upcoming festive days with health and joy. So, make yourself a cup of hot chocolate, coffee, or tea, put on some warm and cozy clothes, grab some nice holiday sweets, and just lean back and relax while watching some classic movies. Or, grab a steering wheel, a game controller, or your trusty keyboard and mouse, and play the games you love, including American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2. Additionally, if you missed our Special Christmas live stream, you may want to watch the recording as well. Maybe it will put a smile on your face and put you in the right mood! We all have different ways in which we enjoy spending our holidays, therefore, no matter which activity you choose, we sincerely hope you will have a wonderful time. Merry Christmas! View the full article
  11. The vast woodland territories of Russia account for more than a fifth of the world's forests, which means it holds more forest area than any other country in the world. This is why we would certainly be guilty of "treeson", if we were describing the content you can expect in the upcoming Heart of Russia DLC without mentioning a couple of their most interesting tree species along with some related industry information. We have already slightly touched on the topic of Russian birch trees in our blog post dedicated to nature. But why exactly are these trees so famous all over the country? Well, as you may have noticed, quite often we call Russia "mysterious". That’s because its history and folklore are filled with myths and legends. And according to one of those legends, ancient pagan Slavs considered hugging a birch tree as a sign of good luck. Moreover, it seems that birch trees are generally considered to be magical. From a more practical point of view, another important tree species you will be able to spot in this map expansion is the pine tree. Their lumber is well known for its texture, warm feel, and how easily it can be shaped. The wood is perfect for construction, components, millwork, and other products. Due to this industry being so important in the country, there will also be a new prefab related to logging arriving with the DLC. This means that you will be able to deliver and haul for some of the forest harvesting areas and see the beauty of the local nature for your own eyes! Whether you believe in myths or you are a driver that is focused on delivering cargo, hopefully, we've managed to strike the right note for you. If we did, be sure to add the Heart of Russia DLC to your Steam Wishlist and who knows, maybe once the expansion is released you will pass by a birch tree and it might just bring you some luck. View the full article
  12. There are some things in life that are timeless, where the memory remains as strong today as the feeling was in the past. Perhaps like the first time you were given your most favourite Christmas toy. If you agree then you may also concur that some toys from bygone days retain a charm and magic that makes them irresistible, even today, to both young and old alike. Moreover, we feel there is something incredibly rewarding when you get the opportunity in life to share such a toy with someone else. It’s a chance to offer something special and personal, something from your past. So, without further ado, may we present to you our Christmas Toys of Yesteryear event, for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator! We would like to share with you, our ‘something old & something new’, take on Christmas this year. For this challenge, we are asking you to deliver Gifts cargo across all trucking territories. We will be awarding Gifts to cities, based on the number of deliveries it gives or receives. The more a city gives or receives, the more Gifts that city gets, to a maximum of 10. You’ll be able to track the community progress on World of Trucks or directly in the game using the updated External Contracts interface. We will be rewarding the players each time the community reaches a new tier with a specially hand crafted truck-interior vintage toy, created with fond memory and love, right here by our very own developers at SCS. Along with this nostalgic event we also have our annual Christmas Stream featuring Pavel Šebor! We'll be revealing some exclusive content from upcoming projects, speaking about the past year including all that we did for our games, and we'll be hosting a massive giveaway sponsored by HyperX, DAF Trucks, Krone Trailers, Thrustmaster, and also us. This is not a stream to miss, and it will take place tonight, Thursday, Dec 16 from 18:00 CET on our twitch and youtube channels. Then, on the following day the 17th of December from 18:00 CET, we'll host our own special Christmas Toys of Yesteryear developer stream, with game designer Gavin, where together we will join in on the event by contributing to the community goal, while discussing, among other things, the magic in the toys of yesteryear. You might even see some vintage toys that are owned and cherished by our very own developers. Toys of Yesteryear Event Rules: Using External Contracts with a World of Trucks-connected profile in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator or both, the community is to get as many Gifts as possible awarded to as many cities as possible across all trucking territories. Every city can achieve up to 10 Gifts! For a city to gain 1 Gift the community must make 1000 deliveries to or from it, using the provided Gifts cargo. Each tier of 350 Gifts assigned, will unlock a unique community reward for both games. For a Personal goal, complete at least 15 deliveries of Gifts cargo in either Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator or both games combined. Rewards Personal goal: Your contribution of 15 or more deliveries of Gifts cargo will gain you: A special World of Trucks AchievementA beautiful array of decorative lighting for truck cabs in each game, at least 1 for each truck brand, as a truck accessory item. Community goals: Each tier of 350 Gifts, assigned to cities, will unlock unique community rewards for both games. There will be 7 tiers in total, so after 2450 Gifts are achieved all community goals will be completed, so let's ride! One final tip, if you haven't already figured it out and you would like to add just that extra special Christmas touch, then if you have our Christmas Paint Jobs Pack DLCs (ETS2, ATS), you will find that you can perfectly match your truck paint job with the Gifts cargo event trailer paint job that you're about to haul! Note: In order to qualify for any community reward, you must complete at least your personal goal in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator, or both. Each reward will be a Steam inventory item for both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. Once completed, claim your reward in the Events page on your World of Trucks profile. The event will be concluded on Sunday the 16th of January at 23:59 UTC. We're looking forward to hearing from you during your nostalgic Christmas journeys and convoys, and we are especially looking forward to seeing more of your photos as you meet your goals and receive your toys of yesteryear, this season of giving! Share your screenshots and videos with us using the hashtag #XmasToysOfYesteryear on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram profiles and we will share our favorite ones. View the full article
  13. Today we are happy to reveal something which we've been working on for quite a while in cooperation with DAF Trucks and NVIDIA. We have joined forces with these big names in the technology, gaming, and automotive industry, and together we've created quite a unique project! Earlier this year, while we were celebrating the release of the DAF XG and XG+ trucks for Euro Truck Simulator 2 via our blog and stream, we have also shown a cool platform created by DAF - the DAF Virtual Experience. On there, anyone can visit DAF's facility, museum, and much more, in a virtual 3D world served through your web browser. Back then, in addition to working hard on bringing both the DAF XG and XG+ trucks to Euro Truck Simulator 2, we were also focused on a new ambitious project with DAF Trucks and NVIDIA. Today, we can finally reveal that this project is formally known as DAF Drive. This feature will be implemented and set available in the DAF Virtual Experience platform later today; a tailored demo version of our truck simulator has been created, allowing any visitor of the website to hop into one of the DAF Trucks vehicles and take a virtual drive through a short and scenic route. No login requested, no purchase required, no download needed. The demo itself relies on the amazing streaming technology utilized by NVIDIA GeForce NOW platform, and we believe that collectively we have all created a unique and important cooperation showcase between the automotive and gaming industries. We believe that this pioneering effort could be a promising kick-off of a feature that will show other brands and automotive companies that there is a way to offer an exclusive experience to their customers from the comfort of their own homes/workplaces, whether it is checking out a 1:1 scale virtual model of their vehicles, their interiors, functionality, or taking it to a virtual test drive. Such a low-friction web-based application might contribute a lot in helping potential customers decide which vehicle they might be interested in, and which one will be perfect for their business or for themselves. We at SCS Software are proud that our Euro Truck Simulator 2 game was recognized as a strong partner for such a project and that we are now able to let you, our fans, know about the part we are playing in this exciting project. However, what kind of a celebration would it be without something cool for the players of the game as well, right? Therefore we are happy to announce that today we are also adding the amazing 2021 DAF XF truck for all of you to enjoy in ETS2 for free on Steam, whether you're playing on your computer or streaming with NVIDIA GeForce NOW to nearly any device you own! Here’s everything you can expect from this new truck addition: • Kerb View Window through which the driver can clearly see potential cyclists, motorbikes, or other vehicles positioned next to the truck • 2021 DAF XF cab option • New door handle option (half painted) • 6x2 FTN and FTS chassis are available for all cabin sizes (XF, XG, XG+). The FTN chassis is unique as it is the first chassis with a steered trailing axle in the game! • An additional shorter FT (4x2) chassis is available for the XF Moreover, we will also showcase the new truck on our live stream on Twitch and Youtube today at 6PM CET. We will be joined by a special guest from DAF Trucks, and together we will walk through the DAF Drive app, jump into the 2021 DAF XF to take on our very first job with it, and much more! We hope you're curious to check out the DAF Drive demo along with the new 2021 DAF XF in ETS2. To celebrate this release with us, spread the cool news, and test your luck, we are hosting a special social media sharing campaign in which you can eventually win some nice and exclusive rewards! To participate, all you need to do is to visit the DAF Drive app, do a test drive in one of the new DAF XF, XG, or XG+ vehicles, and share a screen capture from it over Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook under the hashtag of #RideDAF along with tagging our, DAF Trucks' (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook), and NVIDIA GeForce NOW's (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) official profiles. Later, we will pick a few of those posts that will steal our hearts and reward them with a very exclusive prize! We can't wait to see all the posts! View the full article
  14. Today, we are happy to surprise you with the announcement that we've just released a small update for the KRONE Trailer Pack DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2. Manufacturing practical and robust safety features for drivers and their trailers has always been a top priority for KRONE, and today we will be bringing one of their newest production additions to our game. In March, Krone started equipping their trailers with a newly designed rear underrun guard, which significantly increases the safety of drivers on the road. This new bumper is designed to protect the driver of vehicles traveling behind the trailer if there was to be sudden braking that could lead to a potential vehicle collision. The introduction of the new rear underrun guard was requested specifically by the European Union and is mandatory for all commercial vehicle manufacturers in Europe as of September 1st, 2021. We are happy to cooperate with KRONE to bring this very new and realistic option to their trailers in ETS2, as well as keep our content as close to reality as possible. However, that is not all. We also used this opportunity to revisit the KRONE Trailer Pack DLC to bring an additional accessory for your cab. You will now have the option to display a toy figure of Harald Schäfer, the face of KRONE TV on YouTube and other social media channels, and a recent special guest on our live stream for the 25th Anniversary of the Cool Liner trailer! We hope you enjoy this small but realistic addition and update to the KRONE Trailer Pack DLC. Be sure to share with us and Krone Trailers your first journey with the new safety bumper under the hashtag #KroneSafeTrailers on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook! View the full article
  15. Since September, drivers across the world have been celebrating the release of the Wyoming DLC for American Truck Simulator by taking part in the #CruisingWyoming World of Trucks event. It was a unique opportunity to earn special rewards by completing personal and community goals whilst discovering the cities and countryside of The Equality State. In a very short time, you have successfully completed the community goal of 80,000,000 miles (128,747,520 km). We were in awe at how the #BestCommunityEver managed to come together and smash such a difficult objective. And even though this goal was completed, there were still many truckers left who did not have time to complete their personal goal. Therefore we decided to extend the event to make sure everyone got a chance to get their rewards. However, time flies and the #CruisingWyoming event must, unfortunately, come to an end. The final statistics are very impressive, just take a look at some of the numbers that you achieved whilst exploring our newest addition to ATS! Good job, truckers! We are grateful for all your hard work and effort. It really does bring a lot of joy to our team to see how much you enjoy participating in these events. We hope the hanging Jade Bison Ornament and Wyoming Bison-themed truck paint job will be valued additions to your collections. Wyoming itself wasn’t the only place where the members of the #BestCommunityEver have made themselves known. You also made sure to tag our social media accounts using the hashtag #CruisingWyoming, when sharing your journey through screenshots or videos. We absolutely loved seeing your reactions to the beautiful nature and cities that this state has to offer. In addition to that, we would once again like to thank you for visiting our live stream dedicated to this event with a special guest - game designer Gavin. It was a lot of fun and you taking part in the chat and hanging out with us made the experience much better! With one chapter closing, another one is about to knock on the door. Apart from not being too far away from the start of another exciting event, we still hope to be able to come up with one more surprise for ETS2 players this year, so keep an eye out for our blog and social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook). We will also go live on our Twitch and Youtube with our annual and special live stream, in which we will most likely host numerous cool giveaways, alongside some news regarding the upcoming content and planned projects. Follow us to be informed about more details related to this when we reveal them!View the full article
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