You won’t find more prosaic video games than Euro Truck Simulator and its transatlantic cousin, American Truck Simulator. They’re exactly what they say on the box: Shipping Sims set in Europe and the US. (They’re pretty good, too.) But before SCS Software decided to take a more serious approach to its games, it released a series of more dramatic titles like Big Rig Europe and Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel.
This matters now because these games, like their new cousins, benefit from multiple expansions and sequels to equally exciting titles: Metal Pedal, Escort, Haulin’ and American Long Haul, to name a few. One of the sequels – Extreme Trucker 2 – included a map of the US state of Montana, which SCS is now remaking for American Truck Simulator.
“With a history like this, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to revisit these iconic areas in our upcoming DLC,” SCS said in a statement. renew“One such location is Thompson Falls, a quiet Montana city known for its stunning downtown, natural beauty, and waterfalls! However, as many of us veteran truck drivers may remember, this The location is also known for its logging and sawmilling, both of which are featured in 18 Wheels of Steel; and both continue to run virtually to this day in our upcoming Montana DLC.”
Thompson Falls and surrounding areas will be “reserved as a small part of simulator history” in American Truck Simulator using “similar and redesigned assets” from 18 Wheels of Steel. There will also be 18 Drum Wheel Easter Eggs hidden throughout the new map.
The new rendition of Montana in American Truck Simulator will be “vast, unspoiled, and wild.”according to steam Listing: “Montana’s stunning mountain views only accentuate the rustic charm of the small town below it. Backcountry trails lead to wild, secluded spaces where complete solitude can still be achieved.”
American Truck Simulator: Montana doesn’t have a release date yet, but you can wishlist it on Steam.If you’re really curious, you can experience the original 18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2, which is still available for purchase at steam and Gog.