What can we expect to see added to ETS2 in the coming months?

SCS Software have recently told us what they've got planned for ETS2, here's what you need to know.

2y ago

Over the past few months, the developers of Euro Truck Simulator 2 (SCS Software) have given us some insight into what's happening behind the scenes, and what we can expect to see added to the sim over the coming months. Here's what you can expect to see added in the coming weeks/months.

Revisiting Germany:

Work is now underway to revamp the base map for ETS 2, this has been something the community has been begging for SCS Software to work on since Scandinavia came out in 2015. Some sections of the map are taken directly from older games such as UK Truck Sim and Euro Truck Simulator 1, so some parts of the base map are easily over 10 years old. So this revamp of the base map is certainly welcomed by the community.

''We know that one of the items very high on the community's wishlist is that we put some attention on older parts of the game world. We are happy to reveal that a small but passionate team of map designers is already working on retouching and refreshing parts of our base game map to bring it up to or at least close to our current standard of visual quality as present in the latest map DLC. The oldest regions we built years ago need the most care, so our choice of where to start was clear: Germany.''

Check out their full blog here: blog.scssoft.com/2018/05/revisiting-germany.html

Beyond The Baltic Sea Expansion:

Earlier this year SCS Software announced their plan to expand their game map even further. This new DLC will include the whole of the three Baltic states Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, but also southern Finland and bits of Russia including Russia's second largest city Saint Petersburg.

Here's a schematic map showcasing what you can expect to see the DLC to look like.

It's quite a lot of ground to cover with unique architecture, industry, and transport infrastructure; an area that will be very different from the rest of the world we have so far. Meaning, we can expect to see new depots, new buildings and a whole load of new businesses be added to the game. They have paid particular attention to border crossings with this DLC, seeing as the border crossings between the EU and Russia are a new phenomenon in their games, as there is much stricter regime there than within EU. Customs checks are taking place on both sides of the border line and they may take a long time to spend in a queue, which may turn out to be clashing with their desire for fluid gameplay.

This means a whole host of new border crossings will be added to this game, all with unique traits and characteristics, this coupled with the new architecture and infrastructure modifications should make ''Beyond the Baltic Sea'' one of the most significant expansion packs yet.

Check out their articles on their blog here: blog.scssoft.com/2018/03/beyond-baltic-sea.html

But this is all to come. For now, be sure to check out the new content added with update 1.31!

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Comments (4)

  • I am really looking forward to all of this, SCS are a great example of devs who keep giving and making the product better and better with out trying to milk us for all our cash (looking at you EA).

      2 years ago
    • Yeah they actually listen to the community and care about the direction their game is going. It makes a nice change from the cash cows!

        2 years ago
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