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ETS2: Development update

SCS Software on developement update:

We owe you an update on some things happening now which are already frequently discussed in comments.

Truck brand licensing situation is clearing up, and we don’t have just good news. Despite years of trying to approach truck and trailer manufacturers, and in some case very extensive negotiations, we are far from securing all major truck brands. For a long time, we have been showing you in-development screenshots and movies with proper branding. It was a part of our negotiation strategy: to show truck manufacturers how public – our fans – react to real brands in our games. Fans’ reaction has been without exception always positive, people are excited about driving “real” trucks – but even that is not strong enough argument it seems. As you may have seen in recent movies and screenshots from the game finding their way on the Internet, we are now in the process of switching back to “Majestic” and “Valiant.” The destiny of another major brand still hangs in the balance – after two years of discussions, there are only precious few days to see if the negotiations are concluded successfully at the last minute.

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“During the past weeks, we have toiled on the flexible registration plate system both for trucks as well as all types of AI vehicles. The goal was to represent each country in the game with proper license plates for front and back of vehicles (which usually differ, and not just by color as in the UK). Our previous license plates system was often criticized before for not being good, in fact in the early days of beta test it was the most raised issue for taking away the feeling of reality on the roads. So we decided to listen to player’s feedback and do something about it. The new system is very flexible; it’s data driven so customizable and extendable, it’s procedurally generated so a huge number of combinations are possible, and it’s actually better optimized than the old system.”

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Finally the not-so-small game update extending the free roaming “Deliveries” map is ready for download! The patch can be applied to any previous version of the game, whether purchased digitally or in any of the country-specific DVD box editions…

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We had to re-set the Leaderboard for the Deliveries map back to zero for everyone, so you are starting from scratch when exploring the new part of the map and delivering your first cargo.

This is still not the final word from us on this game. There are more Dangerous Drives maps in the pipeline, and we are also continuing to improve the technology. So more updates can still be expected from us. In fact the same strategy is planned for ETS2 – the release date is only the start of further evolution of the games.

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