It is all go for American Truck Simulator; not solely does SCS Software program at present have its fingers full engaged on its beforehand introduced Montana and Texas expansions, the developer has additionally been beavering away on its main California overhaul – and section two of that work is now accessible in a brand new replace.
California was, after all, one in every of two states included at American Truck Simulator’s launch again in 2016 (the opposite being Nevada), and has been beginning to present in age in latest instances, significantly alongside SCS’ more and more spectacular work on newer state expansions.
As such, the developer pledged a refresh for the ageing location again in 2020, with the intention of bringing it as much as present mapping requirements. The primary section of this rework arrived final July, making vital adjustments to California’s northern street community, including (and in a number of instances, eradicating) surroundings cities, and introducing Border Safety Stations.
And now, with the arrival of American Truck Simulator’s 1.44 replace, section two of SCS’ California rework is formally upon us, and it is a massive one.
Alongside new roads, relaxation stops, surroundings cities, and Border Safety Stations, to not point out new vegetation and textures, SCS has fully rebuild 5 northern Californian cities – Eureka, Ukiah, Redding, Sacramento, and Truckee – from the bottom up, including new native landmarks and structure alongside the way in which.
Sadly, the replace waves goodbye to the town of San Rafael attributable to map scale points, however a brand-new metropolis – stated to be “bigger and of a lot larger significance in California’s street community” – can be added in section three of the continued rework.
That is not fairly the whole lot in American Truck Simulator’s newest replace, nevertheless. 1.44 additionally introduces a brand new Mod Refund characteristic that reimburses any in-game forex spend on a third-party truck modification if a person decides to uninstall them.
There’s additionally a little bit of a UI refresh to extra clearly point out Manufacturing facility, Licensed, Aftermarket, and Unknown accent elements whereas within the storage checklist, and there are tweaks to American Truck Simulator’s unmarked roads exploration mechanic. Now, upon discovering a brand new unmarked street, the route can be added to the map, making it a lot simpler to search out on future journeys.
And that is nonetheless not the whole lot, with SCS packing 1.44 with the whole lot from new particular transport routes and ownable drop deck trailers to adjustable suspension peak and good sequential shifting – all of which is detailed more thoroughly on Steam.
As for American Truck Simulator’s subsequent vacation spot, we all know that SCS is at present arduous at work on its Montana and Texas expansions. Neither has a launch date as but, however SCS continues to element the progress being made on every state over on its blog.