Featured Germany Next Focus in Euro Truck Simulator 2 Development

Discussion in 'Euro Truck Simulator 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, May 24, 2018.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    ETS 2 Germany Update 6.jpg
    SCS Software have confirmed ETS 2 will be getting a bit of a makeover soon, with Germany the first location to be updated to current graphical standards...


    Having just deployed a major update to both ETS 2 and American Truck Simulator that adds plenty of new content and features, fans would be forgiven for thinking SCS Software would have a bit of a rest on their laurels for a while and enjoy some of the success from recent weeks.. not so.

    Having long held a desire to bring the simulation fully up to the modern standards employed in recent map expansions, this impressive development team have now confirmed that work is already under way improving older sections of content, with the German region first to get some more love and attention by the graphic artists over at the Czech based studio.

    So everyone loves a good 'before and after' don't they? Good, let's begin then:

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    European Truck Sim 2 and American Truck Sim are both available exclusive to PC on the Steam network now.


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    Happy to hear SCS are spending some time and attention on older locations in ETS2? Looking forward to the upcoming Germany update? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. CC

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    Germany is the center of the sim universe good start I would say :D:p
    these guy's are hardcore............
     
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  3. ltcars

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    I just started to play the game and I'm already addicted. How can I explain t some outsider why I play this game?
     
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  4. Bazooka_Joe

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    Finally! I was like two different games when crossing the French -German border.

    It's a hefty and probably unwanted task by SCS but much needed. UK next :)
     
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  5. Patrik Marek

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    can't wait
    and if this all comes free ( which I suspect that's what it sounds like) than that's really quite impressive and really nice from the devs to do that

    so often we see that devs don't update old stuff, because financially it doesn't make sense
     
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  6. Helldriver

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    My only wish for the makeover is a driveable passenger car (Pickup, policecar) wih decent physics.
    I like roaming around with my rift and wheel. The game itself is perfect for that purpose, but the car mods are horrible because of the truck physics.
     
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  7. Koen Verlinde

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    People who like map realism should really take a look at the Promods mod that expands the base SCS gives already. Seems SCS actually used some Promods bits (probably not directly but still) of their Autobahn rebuilding project.
     
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  8. Patrick van der Meulen

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    Well, not. The only explanation you can give which people can understand: it’s stress relief and relaxation. All other explanations are only understandable for us who plays it.
     
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  9. Salajutsu

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    Gotta say, though I love the map expansions and their quality has risen, I might be even MORE excited for this :).

    DLC after DLC I found myself being incredibly picky about routes, due to not wanting to end up 100's of miles into old content territory.

    I stayed in Italy since the release, practically, only to tour france here and there or a long haul straight to scandinavia.

    Great to see!
    Huge appreciation for taking on revamps on such a scale.
     
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  10. Koen Verlinde

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    Indeed, close to 600 hours by now and 400 000km.
     
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  11. Frankenstein795

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    its a truck sim, not a car sim.
     
  12. Epistolarius

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    Finally... It's a large part of the base game map and has been neglected for too long really considering the success of the game. Way too much repetition, and lots of elements of the Autobahn and surrounding roads that wouldn't be built like that in real life. The road network surely is one of the most important elements of the game and it shouldn't take mods to get it to an acceptable state.
     
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  13. Patrik Marek

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    i would really love to see smaller lorries and vans :) especially at the begining of the career
     
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  14. Sky

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    the lack of truck stop prostitutes really hurts the realism factor.
     
  15. N'Gear

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    Wonder when they will add the Iberian peninsula, I know the original map has some needs, although I'd rather see my home country in there
     
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  16. Peregrine

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    One of the reasons I support this developer.
     
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  17. Rengaruu

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    still there are so many people which would like a car simulation on realistic streets. and to this day there is not a single game that fullfills that wish. just add a halfway decent car to ets2 and so many people would be happy about that.
     
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  18. thatmotorfreak

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    It's about time. I absolutely hate those single-lane interchanges; and even more so after doing the recent ETRC-themed event on World of Trucks.
     
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  19. ltcars

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    There is a mod for this
     
  20. Epistolarius

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    This 100%.
     
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