Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Nemiro
We are proud to bring you the final major release of 2017 - Special Transport DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now available for everyone on Steam Store!

Important: If you are a long-term fan with a larger portfolio of ETS2 expansions but little patience to read the following wall of text, make sure to check out this Cargo Bundle link first!

It has been a very busy year for SCS Software, a year of major studio growth, and also a year with the record amount of content releases in our plans. We were planning to space out the releases through the autumn, but you know us, we don't release stuff until it's done. So we kept coming back to tweak, test, polish, re-test - rinse and repeat - until we are finally satisfied with the quality. We ended up with several releases all lined up for the final weeks of the year, we apologize for the avalanche.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-35ivRwsLZs

This expansion is quite special for us and not only for its name. It's not just about a bunch of new highly detailed 3D models - as the regulations of oversize transports are very specific, we had to develop a ton of new AI code and created a sort of a game inside a game.

These jobs just don't allow you the same degree of freedom to roam the continent as standard deliveries, quite the contrary, you have to adhere to very strict instructions, keep your hand steady on the steering wheel and your eyes on every centimeter of the road. We have spent over a year coding and scripting the functionality and the first batch of Special Transport jobs for the release, but it's only a start, we are committed to bringing you a wider variety of routes in the future.

Your route will be secured by two escort vehicles guiding you through the transport job from its start to the place of delivery. It's not going to be a piece of cake, but if you obey the escort vehicles' advice and deliver the cargo in pristine condition, you can consider yourself a real pro, a true veteran behind the wheel who can deliver even the most enormous cargoes.

Let's take a look what the Special Transport DLC for ETS2 offers:

Key Features
  • 11 huge cargoes (up to 70 tons, 6 m width, 5+ m height and 20+ m length)
  • 4 new special trailers
  • Unique job routes for to challenge you with Special Transport (most in the base map, some through DLC expansions, more to come!)
  • A combination of over 80 Special Transport Jobs
  • Custom AI escort vehicles
  • Original intros for the cargoes and jobs, crowds and police cars along the routes
  • New models, characters, and animations of people assisting or spectating the transport
  • Curious pedestrians, journalists or transport co-workers along the routes
  • A new set of warning beacons for the trucks
  • Special Transport Achievements


 Gameplay Features
  • Close collaboration with AI escort vehicles required
  • Enhanced AI behavior: clearing the path, stopping traffic, giving advice, pushing opposing vehicles to the side etc.
  • The risk to fail the given Job on the spot if you do not adhere to strict instructions or regulations
  • New checkpoints system to keep your progress in a special transport job safe


We hope that you still have some free time left in your Christmas 2017 Calendar because these enormous cargoes will require some truly dedicated drivers to deliver them safely!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/558245

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http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1466349626695781536
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Nemiro
If you think that we are done with new releases for our fans this year, rejoice, because the hype train is not slowing down! The Special Transport DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now in the final testing phase. In our humble opinion, it looks pretty promising so far!

We feel that it's the right time to tease you a little bit with its promo trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-35ivRwsLZs
We hope that the weekend ahead - that we plan to spend on re-testing and double-checking everything - won't shatter our confidence and that we'll be able to announce the Special Transport DLC's release date next week. Stay tuned!

Related articles:
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1447205432093335752
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

ets-italia

I’ve spent a lot more with American Truck Simulator than I have with its by-now much larger predecessor Euro Truck Simulator 2, mostly because a more distant land seemed more romantic than one I am already part of. But ATS, in its current South-Westerly configuration, is a game with a heavy reliance on rock and sand landscapes – evocative for sure, but while we await a hoped-for move to greener states such as Oregon, ETS2 is there to fill the verdant gap. This Mediterranean allure of this week’s massively-expanded Italy DLC proved especially irresistible.

Three things: 1) it’s remarkable how different ETS2 feels from ATS, despite broadly being the same game 2) Italia is the prettiest Truck Sim module yet 3) even so, the Truck Sim games now badly need a big visual overhaul. (more…)

Euro Truck Simulator 2 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Fraser Brown)

italia

Europe s lovely leg has been given a makeover in Euro Truck Simulator 2. Italy has been expanded and fleshed out in the new Italia expansion (and a bit in the base game), so if you ve ever dreamed of spending your days transporting grapes and marbles up and down winding roads, you ve got no more excuses for putting it off. It s out now.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Corleth
We're excited to announce the release of Italia map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2.

This map DLC expands Euro Truck Simulator 2 with our rendition of the beautiful European country Italy with its rich history, modern industry, traditional architecture, and diverse natural environments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtYNJ077oWA

Players will experience the typical features of Italy from behind the wheel. Explore roads leading through the Apennines, where tunnels and bridges alternate with scenic vistas and curvy segments, opening the view to distant horizons. Descend from the height of mountain passes to the shores of the seas, travel from manicured farmland to wilder and more arid places.

The geography and shape of Italy have led to a comparatively high concentration of cities in the Italia map expansion. Local industries contain, among others, famous places like Carrara marble quarries and Europe‘s largest Steelworks in Taranto.



Main features
  • 11,500 km of new in-game roads
  • 19 new cities, including Rome, Napoli, Palermo
  • Unique new 3D-assets
  • Realistic junctions including ring roads around big cities
  • Many regional industries and companies
  • Typical Italian toll gates and signs
  • Recognizable landmarks
  • Typical Italian architecture
  • Improved vegetation for the Mediterranean climate
  • Interesting new cargoes added
  • New Italia achievements to unlock

http://store.steampowered.com/app/558244

Please note that there is also an ETS2 Map Booster Bundle, so make sure to visit it first if you already own any other map DLC!
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Corleth
Paving the way for next week's major map expansion release, here we are with the official Update 1.30 for Euro Truck Simulator 2. We would like to thank everyone for their participation in the Open Beta, your support was awesome as always!



The game should update automatically through Steam. If you have switched to a beta branch, don't forget to opt out now! On the other hand, if you are concerned with mod compatibility and need to stay on the older version of the game for a time, there are still branches available on Steam giving you access to previous game versions. Update for non-Steam legacy edition of the game and VR-compatible beta build of the game may take a few additional days to get ready.

MAIN FEATURES
  • New Generation Scania R-Series and S-Series trucks

    With almost two man-years invested in building the new vehicle models and implementing them into the game since the start of the year, this is our most detailed truck ever created.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbhrkHnLbB0
  • Map improvements - city of Milano was completely remade, the whole northern part of Italy improved

    We refreshed the old part of Italy which is already present in the base game to make it fit better with the quality of the upcoming Italia DLC. Consider it a sneak-peek into what it is going to be like.

  • Overhaul of navigation algorithms

    New navigation code has been introduced in American Truck Simulator already and it is a huge change that required major programming effort and ended up being a large improvement over the old one. The navigation is now capable of sending the driver back along the same stretch of the road if need be, which may seem trivial, but it actually required a total redesign of the underlying data structures. We are looking forward to your feedback on this.

  • Time zones support

    ETS2 now also supports time zones, which is going to be handy for further growth of the map. For now, this change will be affecting the UK only, since other ETS2 countries are in the same time zones.

ADDITIONAL CHANGES
  • ZF-16 transmission supporting upcoming DLC for all trucks that missed similar one
  • Map fitted to correct projection (more exact environment behavior), map panning option
  • Multi-torque engines support (used in DAF engines 2017) 
  • Basic engine and transmission info in quick job truck tooltip
  • Trailers with country restrictions are towed only to services in given countries
  • Further polish to DAF, Volvo, and SCANIA trucks
  • Tons of map tweaks and fixes in the base map and older map DLCs
  • New luxury yacht cargo

TOOLS / MOD ACCESS
  • New interactive tool for environmental lighting and weather setting (included in the editor)
  • New interactive tool for traffic behavior and rules debugging (included in the editor)
  • New scene preview tool (included in the editor)
  • New navigation parameters in map data
  • Assistance service parameters in economy data
Euro Truck Simulator 2

Back in August, Euro Truck Simulator 2 developer SCS Software revealed its next slice of inter-continental DLC was heading for Italy. Now, it's got a new trailer and a launch date: December 5, 2017. 

That's next week, but first let's look at those new moving pictures:

Before now, ETS2 players have been able to cruise around certain parts of northern Italy, however the incoming expansion opens up the rest of the picturesque Lo Stivale. That can be seen above, however SCS notes that it plans to apply "cosmetic touches" between now and next week's release. 

In doing so, the developer hopes to capture Italy's "rich history, modern industry, traditional architecture, and diverse natural environments" across 11,500 kilometres of new in-game roads. New cities—of which there are 19 in total—include Rome, Napoli and Palermo, and tourists can expect to happen upon familiar landmarks along the way.   

"The geography and shape of Italy have led to a comparatively high concentration of cities in the Italia map expansion," so reads the game's Steam page blurb. "Local industries contain, among others, famous places like Carrara marble quarries and Europe‘s largest Steelworks in Taranto."

Euro Truck Simulator 2's Italia map expansion is due December 5, and will cost $17.99/£13.49. 

Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Nemiro
The roads are stretched. The trees are planted. The buildings and landmarks are in place. You can hear a deep hum of engines from the garage. Minor cosmetic touches are still applied this week, but we are pretty much done, and ready to announce the release date. We cannot wait to present our work in all its beauty!

Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Italia DLC will be available on December 5th, 2017.

To be more specific, we are planning to release the DLC in afternoon hours our local time - Prague, Czech Republic (GMT+1). We are planning a pizza party in the office to celebrate the occasion! ;)

Please be aware that in places ahead of us on the clock like Australia or China, it may be very late night already and the calendar may even show a new day. On the other hand, for our fans in Brazil or Canada, it will still be morning hours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtYNJ077oWA

We have less than a week to orchestrate the release in the digital sphere. The DLC will also be distributed as a boxed edition in some territories and our distribution partners are doing their magic in the retail channel to be on time, too.



The ETS2 - Italia coming soon page on Steam is loaded with screenshots, video trailer, and all the other important information. Do not forget to add Italia to your wish list!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/558244

Articles related to Italy DLC:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1438191146271728694
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1440445598101440933
steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1462965235449621711
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1456211190338908276
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1447205432075679094
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/2818553827436409971
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1456215083310227090
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

While my trucking dreams took me to the big skies of American Truck Simulator, some still follow roads closer to home. Euro Truck Simulator 2 will revisit Italy in its next paid add-on, expanding and revamping the country. That will launch next Tuesday, the 5th of December, developers SS Software announced today. Perhaps, as our country tries to hack itself off Europe (accidentally severing several fingers with a Stanley knife and pulping its toes with a fumbled hammer in the process), Europe will seem fancier and I’ll soon find myself dreaming of these lands. For now, have a look at Italia in this trailer:

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Nemiro
We are in the final stretch of fine-tuning the ETS 2: Italia DLC for release, and it's time to crank up the hype machine again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtYNJ077oWA
The participants of Open Beta Update 1.30 have already been exposed to a few glimpses of things to come in the reworked parts of Italy belonging to the base game, and the feedback is very positive so far! All the reports coming our way are an opportunity to polish the new region as well fix cosmetic issues with older parts of the game world. We are very grateful for such great cooperation with the volunteers in the fan community.

We hope to be able to confirm and announce the release date next week. Check out the Italia DLC Steam page, as we have uploaded a batch of new screenshots there today.

Articles related to Italy DLC:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1438191146271728694
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1440445598101440933
steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1462965235449621711
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1456211190338908276
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1447205432075679094
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/2818553827436409971
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