Community Announcements - Timmy the Duck Thief
Did you know that January 24 is the Unification Day of Romania? While we weren't aiming for this date deliberately, the timing is fortunate, and we're glad to announce availability of the Romanian Paint Jobs Pack just ahead of this important day for our sizable fan community there.







http://store.steampowered.com/app/558241

We're going to expand our range of national paints even more. While the lands of Australia are quite far from the region covered in Euro Truck Simulator 2, the country actually sits well within the top 20 countries with the most copies sold of the game. Looks like there are a lot of truck fans down under! The winter is very cold these days here in Europe, and we can only envy Australians all the sun that they are now basking in. Our take on sunlit Australian Paint Jobs may be considered an expression of our excitement for the next summer.







http://store.steampowered.com/app/558242
Community Announcements - Timmy the Duck Thief
Several weeks ago, we have posted a brief tweet with a couple of photographs documenting the work of a small crew sent by SCS Software to Scania's truck manufacturing plant in Södertälje, Sweden.





The guys were there to make detailed 3D scans and take plenty of photos of the new Scania's R and S series vehicles.

Even though it was an isolated mention, it became obvious that this news is of much interest to Euro Truck Simulator 2 fan community, as the tweet ended up with over 800 "likes" and 200 retweets; actually record numbers for whole of 2016.





The scanning crew has come back to Prague after three days of work, and the team has since started using the ton of acquired digital data as the basis for creation of the new vehicle 3D models.

It was a nice surprise for us today to see that Scania's press department has just issued a short video clip interviewing Hynek, our vehicle group leader, recorded back at Scania's Demo Centre facility.

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

The video is showing a mix of material from the 3D scanning work, combined with in-game footage from our older game Scania Truck Driving Simulator - the Game, in which the Demo Centre was a drivable area that the player could experience. (The Demo Centre map has later been exported from our game and imported into the well-known ProMods mod for ETS2, so many people may know the testing circuit only from there, or even consider it a creation of the ProMods guys.)

We are in the process of preparing a video report from the trip from our own perspective, but we felt that we should comment on the just-released video and Scania's tweet.

We are working very hard to create the new models for Euro Truck Simulator 2, but our estimate is that it will take about 12 man-months of focused work to get there. The work can be to some extent split among multiple members of the team, but even taking this into account, we would not dare to guarantee that the trucks will make it into the game "before the summer" as the video and tweet above assure.

You know us already, we do not want to make promises and then disappoint you by not delivering on time, so we prefer to play it safe, and avoid committing to particular dates. You can trust us though that it's a clear priority for our vehicle team to bring you the new Scania R and S series trucks as soon as possible.

We are going to use a new technique this time, it should bring us yet more precise results and hopefully even shorten the time needed for the raw model creation work as compared to any recently created truck models, so there is still hope. But then again, sometimes things get complicated. We are sitting on several 99%-complete vehicles for both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, however the approval process may get quite complicated and protracted. Keep your fingers crossed!
Community Announcements - Timmy the Duck Thief
We are proud to introduce a new set of truck tyres and truck accessories, officially licensed from Michelin to Euro Truck Simulator 2. We are complementing them by several "aftermarket" goodies and paintjobs to create a mix that should bring a smile to every Michelin fan's face.

Michelin is one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world, acknowledged as an innovator with a history spanning over 120 years. Michelin's brand identity is immediately recognizable. The symbol of the company - Bibendum, the Michelin Man - is one of the world's oldest trademarks, it has become a cultural phenomenon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXdy0TrDp8I

Here is the Steam Store link to Michelin Fan Pack DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2. You can find the list of officially licensed tyres in the list below, but there is more. Just as many drivers and users of their tyres are ready to go an extra lenght to decorate their vehicles with additional adornments, we wanted to provide you with a sampling of additional cabin accessories and fan-inspired paintjobs beyond the official merchandise catalogue.



http://store.steampowered.com/app/388471

This new DLC marks another big milestone for us in our effort to introduce more transportation brands into our games' universe. It's certainly an opportunity for us to celebrate. And we want to celebrate with the most loyal players of Euro Truck Simulator 2!



If you have at least 75 hours of playtime invested into Euro Truck Simulator 2, here is your chance to grab a free Steam key for the new DLC. You just need to be ready to make a few extra clicks in your web browser - which will not only help us spread awareness of our new important game add-on release across the web, but which will also let Michelin see that our fan base appreciates their open mind.

You can find the giveaway on our blog.
Community Announcements - Timmy the Duck Thief
We were originally planning to wrap up the Grand Gift Delivery event on the first day of the new year, but we now see that many of you would appreciate more time.



As of now, we have given away over 70 thousand keys as a reward for completing the required ten Christmas deliveries, but there are still over 50,000 players trying to complete the objective. Over 500,000 jobs were delivered since the campaign started, which was quite a stress test of our infrastructure (you may have noticed some glitches in the early days until we have boosted our database processing power). It is also a great testament of the level of involvement and passion that the fans have for our games. Right at this moment over 10 thousand Christmas deliveries are on their way! It may be a bit late to help poor Santa in time for his self-imposed deadlines, but not too late for your chances to earn the reward!

We are setting the final deadline of Grand Gift Delivery to midnight of January 15, 2017, CET. Providing you with more time is also another way of saying "thanks for your support" during the final voting for Steam Awards 2016.

But that's not all!

After a very extensive approval process, we are finally on the verge of releasing a very cool DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2, in cooperation with a highly regarded tyre manufacturer. Could happen as soon as next week. To celebrate the occasion, we are once again planning for a key give-away. As was the case previously, it will be a chance for loyal players with tons of playtime under their belt to get a free Steam key in exchange for a bit of clicking on the Internet. Pay attention to our social media channels; the event will be announced there early next week, and we have a good reason to believe that the big batch of keys set aside for it may be gone in an hour or two.

Community Announcements - Timmy the Duck Thief
At the very end of the year, Valve announced the winners of the first Steam Awards. And we got the most amazing gift: Euro Truck Simulator 2 is among the winners, in fact receiving both awards that it was nominated for!



We want to thank all of you who have given us a few minutes of your time to vote for our game. Our fan community is just fabulous! We are committed to improving and expanding Euro Truck Simulator 2 as well as American Truck Simulator in 2017 and beyond, you can look forward to some really good stuff!

Also, there's one hour left in the Steam Winter Sale, so go grab some DLCs you don't own yet. Or surprise your friends with a late Christmas gift.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/227300

http://store.steampowered.com/app/270880
Community Announcements - Corleth
Hello Truckers !

For us in our little corner of central Europe, and also for many of you across the globe, this part of the year is very special. It's a time to wind down and recap the past, it's a time to make plans for the future, it's also a great time to express gratitude.



This year was of huge importance in the history SCS Software. We have strenghtened our commitment to Euro Truck Simulator 2, we have a new major project to nurture in American Truck Simulator, we have grown the company by over 20 new employees. We have released solid quality projects, and we have several great new things in production. Our future is clear, and we know what we want to achieve as we enter the year 2017.

We are very proud that our games have attracted such an awesome fan community, and we would like to say thanks for all your support. Thank you for every positive appreciation, for every constructive criticism, for every encouragement, for your helpful feedback, for every single suggestion for future improvements, for every sharing of the moments of joy that you have got when playing our games.

Also thank you for staying loyal to our communication channels and social sites like our dedicated Facebook profiles for SCS Software, Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator, the Youtube channel, Twitter profile and newly also the Instagram profile.

And because this is a time with a touch of magical and mythical, filled with kindness and great forebodings, we thought it would be cool to wrap up the year with a little teaser video of what you may look forward to in the future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVDi0M0IMSQ
Let us also remember the real heroes behind the steering wheels of actual trucks, who are tirelessly hauling cargoes out there day and night. We owe them a ton. Not just for an inspiration for a bunch of truck sim games, but for making it possible for us to live our lives in the comfort of modern society.

May you reach your destination, and may your journey be wonderful!

Have a great time during this awesome and peaceful part of the year. Let us step into the New Year ready for any big, heavy, and oversized cargoes that may come our way. Happy New Year!
Community Announcements - Corleth
We have heard from the kind people at Valve that Euro Truck Simulator 2 has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Steam Awards. This is a nomination by gaming community at large, with 15 million votes coming through to suggest people's favorite games. We are humbled, even more so for actually being nominated in two categories. Here is Valve's news announcement.



We know that we owe this honor to the very active and vocal truck sim fan community.

No matter which game is going to win in the respective categories eventually, this is a very strong message for us. Truck sims are relevant, they are an important part of life for many fans. This gives us more confidence to push harder, hire yet more developers, look into more features and content to add that could make our games yet better. Thank you!

Steam has already set the rules for the final voting. If you would like to support Euro Truck Simulator 2, we invite you to mark the 23rd and 30th of December in your calendar. Each day, Steam will open the voting in the various categories at 10 am PST. With your help, we may be able to send an even stronger signal to gamers across the world, letting everybody know that truck sims are worth their attention.
Community Announcements - Corleth
Dear Truckers, today we are coming to you with something special and really important. We have received an urgent letter from Santa Claus himself, and oh dear it contained nothing good. In fact, this year's Christmas is in grave danger.



Somehow, a pair of really bad, malicious, and spiteful Christmas spirits escaped from Santa’s magical leashes, and now they are nowhere to be found. Various national legends call them different names – Grinch, Jólakötturinn a.k.a. the Christmas Cat, Hans Trapp, Belsnickel, Père Fouettard, Krampus or Grýla. Reports from around the globe suggest that this time, they’ve taken on the form of two dragons, and that they have already started doing their usual mischiefs. Unfortunately, Santa Claus is the only one wielding the power to put them on a leash again. But Santa is supposed to be loading his sleigh at this very moment with his magical cargo, he certainly does not have any time now for tracking and catching these spirits!

Unless... we all lend our helping hand!

It is up to us, dear fellow truckers. If there is anybody qualified to help with this long haul gift logistics business, it's us! Our help can provide Santa with much needed relief to hunt these “dragons” down. Will you help us save Christmas?

Together, we will prevail. And there is something to look forward to as well! Our reward will be more than just feeling proud about saving Xmas. Santa himself has promised to return the favor. Once the dragons are in chains again, he will offer to permanently decorate our mighty diesel beauties with the touch of these dragon forms.



Here come the rules of this Christmas Event:

Deliver gifts from World Of Trucks Job Offers (External Contracts) to at least 10 DIFFERENT cities across European or American continents. Log in to your World of Trucks account to begin. Event will end in the beginning of 2017.

Reward:

Event-exclusive Dragon Truck Design DLC Steam keys, one for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and one for American Truck Simulator, plus a special World of Trucks achievement.

Euro Truck Simulator 2:
  • 2 Exclusive Paintjobs
  • Front Wheel Hub Cover
  • Rear Wheel Hub Cover
  • Exclusive Dragon Designed Interior Backlight

American Truck Simulator:
  • 2 Exclusive Paintjobs
  • Front Wheel Hub Cover
  • Rear Wheel Hub Cover
  • Exclusive Steering Wheel

Game updates 1.26.3 for ETS2 and 1.5.2 for ATS is required for participating in the event.

You will not be able to buy this DLC, it has to be earned!

Everyone who passes the requirements will get keys of this DLC for both games, even if you don't have one of these games yet.

Please, put on your warmest coat, grab some hot chocolate or coffee, and start your engine. We have some work to do!
Dec 16, 2016
Community Announcements - Timmy the Duck Thief
It's Christmas time again, and everything around us is being tuned and decorated in colors and motifs related to this special part of the year. Players of Euro Truck Simulator 2 may remember us creating a Christmas-themed paint set last year already, and we have been hearing requests from American Truck Simulator fans that they would like to have a chance to tune their trucks for Xmas, too. So today we are bringing you the American Truck Simulator Christmas Paint Job Pack, containing five exclusive paints for your metal beasts. Here is a few sample screenshots:







http://store.steampowered.com/app/566890/

While creating the new ATS paints, we decided that even ETS2 set could benefit from additional variety. So we have also silently expanded the Euro Truck Simulator 2 Christmas Paintjobs Pack with two new truck liveries as well. If you already own this DLC, it has been automatically updated with the new paints.





http://store.steampowered.com/app/318520/

Now it's up to you, do you want to let the world around recognize your Christmas spirit wherever the roads may take you?
Community Announcements - Timmy the Duck Thief
About a week ago, we released a new truck paint job set with Belgium-themed liveries. The goal is always to make the players from a particular country happy with each paint job pack added, but this time we have realized quickly that we had not done our research properly. Our choice of stylized Belgian Lion wasn't a particularly good one, and on top of it about half of Belgian players who have bought the new DLC felt that they were not properly represented there.

With this community feedback in hand, we have decided that we can mend things so that both major ethnicity groups of Belgium can be happier. Please welcome the reworked Flemish Lion and the newly added Walloon Rooster:





The reworked paintjob pack will be automatically downloaded through Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/540721/
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