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Featured European Truck Sim 2: Bulgaria Previews

Discussion in 'Euro Truck Simulator 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    SCS Software have revealed some nice new preview images from the upcoming 'Road to the Black Sea' map expansion for ETS 2..


    Focussing on Bulgaria, SCS Software have diverted attention away from the hotly anticipated Washington State DLC for American Truck Simulator and gone all European, giving fans a first look at what delights Bulgaria is set to offer when it drops for the European Truck Sim 2 title later this year.

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    Bulgaria is a medium-sized Slavic country (110,994 square kilometers) bordered by the Black Sea to the east, and Turkey to the south. Its location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia has led it to serve as the staging ground for multiple cultural and strategic shifts over the past centuries and millennia. As the birthplace of the Cyrillic alphabet in 9th century AD, it was also part of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and then the Soviet-led Eastern Bloc, before finally becoming an independent parliamentary republic in 1991. Relics of this amalgamation of cultures can still be seen throughout the country as you drive along its winding country roads, bustling cities, and serene coastal roads.

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    No exact release window has been communicated by SCS Software, however considering the massive size of the new map expansion, it would be fair to assume that we've still got quite a while to wait until we get our hands on this new content within ETS 2.

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  2. Leonardo Chaves

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    Holly crap, nice job, triple A looking stuff.
     
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  3. BrettSinclair1

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    They should finally work on Spain and Portugal!
    It is is high time to see Western (continental) Europe complete before moving to yet another Eastern European state.
     
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  4. CDwyer

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    or the other way around. Finish off the East before moving on to yet another Western country. Which seems more than reasonable from an Easternish company.
     
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  5. BrettSinclair1

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    There is hardly a way to "finish" the Eastern European countries. Sure, Russia would be a bit far for "Europe" but possible.
    In the West, however, there is the Atlantic as natural boarder.
     
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  6. Ceterum Censeo

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    You know Europe goes as far as the Ural Mountains?
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  7. BrettSinclair1

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    Geographically, but culturally? A hard question to answer correctly.
    Either way, the Ural mountains are multiple DLCs - and years - away. It would make a lot more sense to finish what can be finished "easily" before moving further east.
     
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  8. CDwyer

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    You might need to explain by what you mean by "a lot more sense". I can think of two possibilities. Westerncentrism or neural divergence need to fill in the spaces. I have sympathy for both, but dont see either being relevant to SCS.
     
  9. BrettSinclair1

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    They are one step away from having the complete (from the top of my head) Western and Central European / EU truck sim. By building the Iberian peninsula, their map expansion would be limited to one main direction: eastward.
    As a matter of fact, they employ this very system with ATS: They started with California, will now have completed the West Coast states and - slowly - move towards the East Coast.
     
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  10. Damage Inc

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    I totally agree, also the scenery of Spain would be a nice diversion from the endless green we get elsewhere. It's why I like the desert stuff in ATS (and can't understand the complaints about it).

    Mind you I'd like to see SCS push North into the snowy areas of scandinavia/etc as well.
     
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  11. James Cook

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    Looks like the quality is taking another step up. :thumbsup:

    Agree with others that the Iberian Peninsular should be the focus of the next update. It's conspicuous by its absence and would offer another area of varied scenery.
     
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  12. justfdl

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    Can't wait till it get's available. Yesterday the VR build got updated, and experimental DX11 worked quit nicely and a lot better framerates. Quit happy how they still support this game not only with new content but new features, too.
     
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  13. Shuffy

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    DX11 has made me play this game again
     
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