Euro Truck Simulator 2 [official site] has long captivated Adam and I with its surprising mixture of relaxing night drives and compulsive business management mechanics, but the area it most needs improvement is in its scenery. I play it in order to slip into a trance of cornering and lane transitions, but I’d be pulled from my roadriding reverie less often if the view beyond my windshield didn’t remain so similar regardless of whether I was in Plymouth or Poland.
SCS Software promise that approaching DLC expansion Scandinavia will satisfy my hunger for greater diversity in my scenery and service stations, stating in a blog post that they’ve thrown more artists at the peninsula than anything they’ve released previously, including ETS2 itself. Check if they’re right with the teaser trailer and screenshots below.
Here’s the word from the SCS blog:
The asset variation across Scandinavia territory is unprecedented for our games. The man-power we have poured into creation of new models and textures is exceeding even the work invested into the original ETS2. You can see that the look and feel of north of Scandinavia is very different comparing to the southern regions. Forests, fields and lakes of the south are giving way to mountainous regions filled with rock formations, cliffs, mountain valleys, and long twisty tunnels – which sometimes have even crossroads inside.
There’s no mention of whether the whole region is covered in murders, as television has me believe, but I would enjoy playing a truck-driving detective in place of the original game’s small business owner. Desaturate the screenshots below and imagine it with me.
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