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  1. At the beginning of this month, we shared a short video teaser containing some clues hinting towards an unannounced DLC. With so much speculation in the air, we have decided it would be the right time to put some of those rumors to rest. We are excited to officially announce that we are working on... Kansas for American Truck Simulator Once considered to be the country’s agricultural heartland, "The Sunflower State" has attracted many large businesses and grown economically in other areas due to its central location and convenient infrastructure for logistics operations. But, as the nickname suggests, nature is certainly doing very well to keep up with technological progress, as the state parks and vast prairies offer unique views with a marvelous atmosphere that will leave every trucker passing by with something to remember. Make sure to add the map expansion to your Steam Wishlist to show us how excited you are about this upcoming project. to stay in touch with the latest development news and updates follow our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok). We look forward to sharing more information with you about Kansas in American Truck Simulator, including more about its bustling cities, busy industries, and much more! View the full article
  2. Last month we officially announced our plans to rework the country of Switzerland in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and since the work is progressing really nicely, we are now ready to take a look at another wonderful city that will receive a fresh look in this challenging project - Geneve! Due to the complicated and turbulent history that Geneve shares with France, it is safe to say that it is the most "French city" that lies beyond the actual state borders. Among many other details, this legacy is mostly noticeable in the local architecture, which we hope will be better represented after having the entire city rebuilt from scratch. Additionally, the rework will further enhance your experience of visiting the city and its surroundings. It will be possible to drive along the beautiful Geneva lake, ride through the city center, cross the Rhône river with a view of the lake and a famous fountain, and then continue via A40 further East in the direction of France. The economy was recreated as well in order to better reflect the real world and to have the city offer more variety. Due to this, the overall layout had to be expanded, and it will include an industrial zone, agricultural area, railway terminal, chocolate factory, and shopping mall. We truly hope many of those who are familiar with the city will instantly recognize these new additions. While we are currently unable to say when exactly will this project be finished and available to players, make sure to let us know if you like what you have seen so far. Also, for any updates and potential announcements follow our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and you will never miss anything important!View the full article
  3. The state of Oklahoma is home to a variety of industries, and today we are happy to share with you previews and information on some of the new and unique depots that you'll be able to deliver to in our upcoming Oklahoma DLC for American Truck Simulator. Please mind, due to the development still being in the early stages, the following screenshots are not from a completed map as the areas are still a work-in-progress. Tire Factory One of the wheely unique industries in Oklahoma is the presence of two of the most famous tire manufacturers in the world. Based in the cities of Lawton and Ardmore, the state's history of tire-making stretches back nearly a century. At full capacity, both factories combined can produce up to 108,000 tires a day, providing drivers around the world with safe rubber on their vehicles and truckers busy all year round! Gas & Chemical Distribution Oklahoma is among the top oil and natural gas-producing states in the country. With a lot smaller towns and industries depending on the distribution of gas and chemicals for a number of uses; Truckers in Oklahoma will be able to take on jobs from larger depots to deliver across the state and beyond. Be sure to have your tanker trailers clean and ready! Bus Factory Did you know Oklahoma is also known as 'The School Bus Capital of the World'? In the city of Tulsa, up to 11,000 of the iconic yellow American school buses are constructed and rolled out every year. From engine parts to paint, the factory has a rolling assembly line that requires constant delivery of essential materials to keep production moving and on target. Municipal Depots Public and Emergency service vehicles require a high amount of maintenance and upkeep to make sure they are safe on the road. Everything from public buses to ambulances have their own depots, garages and warehouses where they are maintained for safe usage on the road. Truckers will be able to contribute in delivering parts among other materials to these important vehicles on the road. Electrical Appliance Factory Everything from air conditioners to transformers (no, not the robots in disguise) are produced here. While these factories are quite generic, truckers will be able to haul an array of different electrical appliances to deliver across the state of Oklahoma and beyond! River Port Based on a real port located along the river in Tulsa, this hub serves as an important transshipment point for all imports and exports transported by boat to continue their journey forward by a range of transport including Truck! Its public and private terminals serve grain, dry bulk, breakbulk, and bulk liquids. And large volume is no problem. In fact, customers send and receive over 2.2 million tons of cargo each year by barge, rail, and truck. Furniture Store From tables to bed frames, these stores provide locally sourced and built furniture. This depot specifically compliments the many woodworking industries that can be found across American Truck Simulator. From the source to the product, you can be a part of the process in this unique industry. Tulsa Airport From Oklahoma to the world, Tulsa airport serves as an important hub for both visitors and cargo alike. Home to a handful of logistic operations, with daily cargo flights departing for larger hubs across the states, it is a vital part of the freight network which can deliver cargo across the world quickly and with precision. You may even find yourself delivering or picking up some unique cargo at the airport, which is a round-the-clock operation. There is always plenty of options when it comes to haulin' in our upcoming Oklahoma DLC. Whether your company specializes in tankers or refrigerated trailers, there will always be a job waiting for you in 'The Sooner State'. We look forward to sharing more previews in the future. Until then, if you like what you see, be sure to add Oklahoma to your Steam Wishlist! View the full article
  4. Since November, truck simulation fans around the world have been celebrating the release of the Texas DLC for American Truck Simulator by taking part in our #CruisingTexas World of Trucks event. During this special event, truckers could earn Texas themed in-game rewards by completing personal and community goals whilst delivering to and from multiple cities across the Lone Star State. It didn't take our #BestCommunityEver long to smash through the set community goal of 125,000,000 miles (201,168,000 km); in just over 2 weeks, the goal was met! We are always blown away by the work and effort put in by our players to complete these events. We really ought to up the ante in the future. To all those who took part and even contributed past the set goal, we really do appreciate you. As always, we've put together a small infographic which shows some of the statistics from this event. That's a lot of driving (and we don't even want to imagine the money spent on fuel!), awesome work! We hope you enjoyed #CruisingTexas over the past few months. But that wasn't the only event running. In December, we also hosted our annual Christmas World of Trucks event. This year's theme focused on Love, Peace, Hope, Care and the positivity that comes from sharing them with others. Over the holiday period we asked you to deliver Gifts to and from all cities in Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, challenging the community to get 400 Gifts awarded to cities across all trucking territories for each of the five tiers. In a true holiday spirit, you completed our #ChristmasReflections event on Xmas Day (25th December), Santa would be proud! 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! You really did deliver this Christmas and we hope you enjoy the unique Xmas themed accessories and paint jobs which you earned during this event. We thank you all for participating, you really did help in sharing Love, Peace, Hope and Care across the world. No matter how much or little you delivered during these events, we hope you enjoyed them and the unique cargo and rewards that came with them. We also appreciate all those who took to our social media channels to share photos, videos and content alike during them. It really does bring a lot of joy to our teams to see how much you enjoy participating in these events. We especially loved the positive feedback which you expressed in regards to the Xmas Desktop Theme, as this was a new edition to the event. We hope to make this a more regular feature in the future when it comes to seasonal events. As we continue on into 2023, we look forward to bringing new events to the trucking calendar. Until then, we wish you many miles of safe and happy driving! View the full article
  5. Last month, we shared a blogpost containing information and previews of Border Crossings in our upcoming West Balkans DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2. With 30 crossings in total, we couldn't fit them all in just one blogpost! Today we are happy to share with you even more screenshots of unique border control points found across this in development DLC, we hope you don't mind! In the first blogpost, we shared that our map and asset teams have constructed these crossings as realistically as possible. These regions contain some very unique and sometimes unusual border control areas which can be sometimes difficult to obtain information or references about, due to their sensitive nature. However, we feel it is important to be able to represent these areas, even if some of the border points are part of the Schengen area and do not require stopping. As you can see, the size of these control points varies quite drastically! From the large crossing between Horgos & Röszke to the small one located in the valley between Vardiste & Kotroman; but each has its own important purpose. We are looking forward to you visiting all these wonderful and unique countries that can be found in the West Balkans DLC. Until then, keep an eye on our socials for all the latest news, and be sure to add the DLC to your Steam Wishlist if you haven't done so already. View the full article
  6. Hallo, Freunde! It’s time to look at another city that will receive a brand-new look in the upcoming rework of the German cities that we are currently working on. Today, we’ll show and tell you a bit about what changes you can expect to see in the amazing city of Frankfurt am Main. Perhaps you have already noticed the frequent pattern but reworks of individual cities are no easy feat, as once again we had to build the entire area from scratch with only a few exceptions. You will still find a familiar garage and Iveco truck dealer in the city and the ring road has mostly remained the same with an exception of a new junction in the northern part, where it connects to the Autobahn 5, so you can get extra access point to the city (the passages to enter from south and east will still be available). Frankfurt has been through some turbulent and dynamic history but through it all, it has managed to withstand the test of time. There are currently over 750,000 inhabitants living in the metro area and the local economy is continuously growing. This is why we have expanded the city itself while also adding more depots and a part of the nearby industrial park! The city has one of the largest airports in Europe and we had to reflect on this fact in our work as well. The airport in the game will be expanded and you will be able to drive through some of the nearby parts, while also feasting your eyes on multiple landmark buildings, including a newly-built long-distance train station and a congress center. Additionally, there will be a new custom airport cargo depot as well! We hope you are truly excited to set out on the roads and take a drive to the reworked Frankfurt am Main. While we still cannot provide any precise date for when this project will arrive in Euro Truck Simulator 2, we suggest following our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and keeping an eye out for any possible updates. View the full article
  7. How time flies! The year 2022 is behind us and, as always, we would like to take a brief look back at everything that we went through over the last twelve months. When we glance at the combined development and progression of American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2, we can say that there are certainly a lot of positives that are worth bringing up. We have managed to release several projects, such as map expansions, new vehicles and parts, in-game features, and general improvements in numerous updates. But to top it all off, we are glad that we could further strengthen some of the partnerships with real-life brands, which, as well as this being reflected in our games last year, leaves us excited for what the future holds. We hope all of these elements helped to raise the bar once again and successfully improved the gaming experience of every player. Check out this awesome video that showcases everything that our games and we as a company went through in 2022! You have once again proven that you are the #BestCommunityEver and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on all the cool stuff that we are planning for ATS and ETS2 in the year 2023 (you might want to check out our annual Christmas Special Live Stream for some hints and teasers). And as always, in order to stay in touch with all the latest information, make sure to follow and keep an eye out on our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) this year as well. We’ll see you on the road! View the full article
  8. Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season so far and that 2023 brings happiness, peace, and health to you all. This may sound strange to some and perhaps familiar to others, but we believe this year is a Sunflower year! What does this mean? You'll just have to guess or wait and see. Until then, we look forward to sharing more news, content, and updates in the near future. View the full article
  9. How about a little challenge for the Holiday season? Recently, we announced that Oklahoma is the next State we are working on for American Truck Simulator, and today we are excited to share with you some screenshots from this work in progress project. Do you think you can correctly guess where in Oklahoma these pictures were taken from? Let us know either in the blog comments below, on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! Those who post the correct (or closest) locations will then be put into a draw to be picked at random to potentially receive a small reward. We look forward to sharing more development news about Oklahoma in the future. Until then, keep on truckin' and Happy Holidays! View the full article
  10. We know you love sneak peeks when it comes to real-life brands and their facilities. Today, we have good information for you, as some members of the SCS team recently traveled across the pond to spend some quality time with the kind people of PACCAR, the parent company of Kenworth Truck Company and Peterbilt Motors Company. The journey took us to the PACCAR Technical Center in Washington and to Denton, Texas, where the Peterbilt headquarters is located. We’d like to thank Brianna Potthast, Tim Lychik, and Don Palmer from Kenworth for arranging the visit to the Technical Center, as well as Derek Sancer, Hanson Morris, and Justin Tjahjono of the Industrial Design team at Peterbilt for the session at their lab. We met with all these awesome people and are extremely grateful for their generosity and the help they have given us! However, in addition to meeting the representatives of both brands, our goal was to gather valuable data for our future projects - reference material for multiple trucks and other content coming to American Truck Simulator. While we are currently unable to say when will all of these projects arrive in the world of ATS, we can’t wait to update you on our progress down the line and eventually show you what we managed to create. Until then, keep an eye out on our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) for any potential hints and teasers.View the full article
  11. Dear #BestCommunityEver, as the holiday season approaches, we at SCS Software are filled with joy and gratitude, and we want to share that with you. We wish you the opportunity to spend quality time with the people you love, and that you'll find ways to show compassion and generosity to others. We hope you'll be able to take a pause and savor the joy and peace of this special time, just like our development team. We encourage you to take some time to enjoy your hobbies and passions as well, and we would be pleased if it included playing our truck simulator games. This year, our Christmas Reflections World of Trucks event is all about celebrating the values of Love, Peace, Hope, and Care in our lives. We invite you to join us in spreading cheer this holiday season. As we reflect on the year 2022, we will undoubtedly think about the moments that brought us joy and those that brought us sadness. It has been a challenging year for many people around the globe, and we sincerely hope that the world will become a better place in 2023. If you're curious about what SCS Software has in store for the coming year, we recommend checking out the recording of our Special Christmas Live Stream. It's packed with exciting news, glimpses of upcoming projects, and plenty of hints and teases from our development teams. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! View the full article
  12. Christmas gifts are part of the holiday tradition and since you, our #BestCommunityEver, have been extremely good and supportive this year, we’d like to show you our gratitude in the form of a small early present. The Christmas Paint Jobs Pack DLCs for both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 have received some new additions! Last year during our annual Christmas World of Trucks event we introduced a number of uniquely painted trailers that contained gifts for transportation. After your excitement and many requests, we have decided to add these awesome-looking styles to the existing DLCs dedicated to this special holiday. That means with the start of the #ChristmasReflections event yesterday, both packs (ETS2 and ATS) received three new paint jobs for your trailers! We can’t wait for you to combine the matching paint jobs on your trucks, but feel free to experiment and mix it up a bit as well. Make sure to tag us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok) and show us what you will come up with. We truly hope this update to the packs will cheer you up and fully evoke the holiday spirit within you! View the full article
  13. It's Christmas time, the stars are bright You turn the key and with delight The engine roars to set you free. There’s no place you would rather be. For Christmas is that time of year We come together with good cheer, To give, receive, and cherish all. So, haul for one and one for haul. And as you’re driving down the road, Your truck and trailer Christmas load Reminds you what it’s all about, It’s not to buy the shops all out. No! Haul for one and one for haul. Your Christmas trailer says it all! It shows we can perhaps reflect On days gone by and self respect, On Peace and Love and all those things, Not only on what Santa brings! There’s Hope to gain from seeing where Your efforts have been made with Care And lifted those who saw the light Of you with your truck shining bright. So, haul for one and one for haul. Peace, Love and Hope with Care for all Then light the way for all around And bring to those what you have found. Not only gifts but so much more To leave upon their snow swept door. For Peace and Love belongs to all, And Hope and Care will stay the fall Of those who are in need of you. It may just be one thing you do. Yes, haul for one and one for haul. Christmas Reflections big and small! And when it all is said and done, Take comfort in your knowledge won That all of this is free to you. You only have to think it through, And act on what you know is best To bring about the Christmas fest! So, haul for one and one for haul And Very Merry Christmas All! Our #BestCommunityEver, we present to you our Christmas Reflections event for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator! We invite you to join us to reflect on four important things - Love, Peace, Hope, and Care, as we believe that the positivity that can come from sharing them with those you hold dear or those in need is worth reflecting on. This Christmas we are asking you to deliver Gifts cargo to and from all cities, we will then be awarding Gifts to those cities, based on the number of deliveries it gives or receives. We challenge the community to get 400 Gifts awarded to cities across all trucking territories for each of five tiers You’ll be able to track the community progress on World of Trucks or directly in the game using the updated External Contracts interface. As tier rewards, players will receive beautifully crafted cabin items, each representing one of the four thoughts and Christmas reflections, as well as a stunning trailer paint job the combines them all creating a legendary combination! Not only that, on Tuesday the 20th of December, from 18:00 CET we also have our annual Christmas Stream featuring Pavel Šebor! Who knows exactly what will be revealed during the show, but one thing for sure is that there will be plenty of fun and good cheer with Steam key giveaways, and 2 awesome Thrustmaster® T248s to give away, thanks to our friends over at Thrustmaster. The stream will take place on our Twitch channel, so don't miss it! Your #Christmas Reflections event has also a new Desktop Background Theme this year, following on from the success of our Happy Hauloween event desktop theme. We thought we'd give it another go for everyone and this time we think we've created something really peaceful and calming for your Christmas gaming experience. It will be there for the duration of the event to help boost the Christmas spirit for you! Christmas Reflections Event Rules: Using External Contracts with a World of Trucks-connected profile in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator, or both, the community goal is to award at least 2,000 Gifts to as many cities as possible across all trucking territories. For a city to receive 1 Gift the community needs to complete 1000 deliveries to or from it, using the provided Gifts cargo. Every city can receive up to 10 Gifts! A unique community reward will be unlocked for each tier of 400 Gifts awarded, with 5 tiers in total. Your personal goal is to complete at least 15 deliveries of Gifts cargo in either Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator or both games combined. Rewards Personal: Your contribution of 15 or more deliveries of Gifts cargo will gain you:A special World of Trucks Achievement.A very cool, neon-themed, truck paint job "Lines of Reflection". Community: There will be 5 tiers to unlock. Each tier will bring a special cabin item reward for both games, based on the themes of love, peace, hope, and care, with the final tier offering a beautiful matching trailer paint job "Lines of Reflection", so let's haul! Track the community progress within the game using the External Contracts UI or view a full breakdown of the Event Community Goal status here. 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 on the Events page on your World of Trucks profile. The event will be concluded on Sunday the 15th of January 2023, at 23:59 UTC. As always, we really look forward to hearing about your thoughtful Christmas Reflections road trip this year, and we would love to see more photos from you while you are achieving your goals and receiving your well-earned rewards this special season of giving. Share your screenshots and videos with us using the hashtag #ChristmasReflections on our Facebook ATS / ETS2, Twitter, and Instagram profiles and we will share our favorite ones. View the full article
  14. Today we are excited to announce and confirm that we are in the process of completely reworking the country of Switzerland in Euro Truck Simulator 2. As one of our older base game areas, it will be receiving a complete overhaul as part of a free update for players. Today, we wanted to highlight just one of the cities being worked in this project, the city of Bern. Located in the heart of Switzerland, Bern is the gateway to the Alps which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. To better represent this historic part of the region, our team has reconstructed the whole city from the ground up to bring it up to our current quality standards. Previously, Bern featured 2 logistic depots and 1 farm industry which players could deliver to and from. In this rework, our team has added 5 brand new depots and reworked 2 of the existing industries. These include a chocolate factory, a supermarket and a railway depot. Outside of the city, players can find a farm industry, a sawmill and a quarry. Drivers can also find their usual garage and mechanic services, as well as a MAN Trucks dealership! The entire road network has also been reworked to better represent it's real life counterpart, including road junctions that lead into the city. Landmarks have also been reworked in the area and better reflect their real life locations. Some of the Landmarks that will be featured include Bern Palace, The Cathedral of Bern, a local church and a popular shopping mall. Surrounding highway networks have also been repositioned and reworked at a more realistic standard, which will allow for easier navigation when passing by or visiting Bern! We hope you enjoyed this look into our development into reworking Switzerland. We have quite a bit more to show in the future, so keep an eye on our blogs for more showcases and updates in the future. Until then, keep on truckin'! View the full article
  15. With 8 countries included in the upcoming West Balkans DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2, something drivers will be doing a lot of is crossing border controls. With 30 of them in total, we recommend having your paperwork and documentation always in reach and ready. Each border control requires documentation checks and in some cases, the border agents or police may be required to conduct a deep inspection of your truck. This could be carried out by taking an X-Ray of your vehicle and trailer in a special building or by manual inspection. The reason behind these checks is for the security and safety of both the driver and the country, as there are many different rules and laws when it comes to what can and cannot be imported into a country. As you can imagine when creating a DLC on this scale, border controls vary in size and complexity depending on their location. From small border crossings found high in the mountains between Bulgaria and Serbia to large scaled crossings in Horgoš; each border crossing is unique in its own way. Our map and asset teams have constructed these crossings as realistically as possible. From researching how the border was constructed to recreating each lane and route, a lot of work has gone into them. In order to create these border crossings to the best detail possible, our teams had to create a huge number of new and unique prefabs and models. Over 130 unique assets were created for this project alone! This includes new vehicle models and animated characters who patrol and work at the border controls. Thanks to the locations of some of these border crossings, you will find some really interesting border crossings. Such as a border crossing found between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina which is divided by a bridge over a river! Part of this project also includes the creation of 10 border crossings between existing countries in Euro Truck Simulator 2 which are Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Austria and Italy. Three of these borders are part of the Schengen area and do not require stopping. We are really looking forward to you visiting all these wonderful and unique countries in the future. Until then, make sure your documents are up to date and correct and keep on trucking. View the full article
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