SCS Software keeps trucking along with updates to its American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 titles and has teased a couple of new additions in the past few days.
The first of these is the implementation of an Adjustable Suspension Height mechanic for both ATS and ETS2, which is set to be part of their v1.44 update. This mimics air suspension on real-world trucks, allowing the chassis to be lowered enough to allow coupling to some awkwardly low trailers to take place.
The game mechanic is also necessary when players select larger rear tyres, making coupling more difficult. Raising the suspension height can also prevent bottoming out, protecting players’ precious cargo further.
As part of ATS’ California Rework, SCS Software has also teased some more images, this time from the Napa Valley area of the Southern State.
The Napa Valley is famous for its vineyards, so expect things to get a little fruity with deliveries of farming equipment and other wine industry supplies. This includes a brand-new depot and viticulture company to visit – Mon Couer.
Harking back to its ’18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2′ title, SCS Software has showcased locations familiar to fans of ATS/ETS2’s predecessor. One such is Thompson Falls, home to burgeoning logging and sawmill businesses.
The developers have also hinted that there will be 18 Wheels of Steel Easter Eggs dotted around this location, so eagle-eyed ATS players will need to keep a lookout for them – and other road users, of course.
The v1.44 update for ETS2/ATS is set to also bring ownable drop deck trailers to the popular sims, with the California and Austria ETS2 map Reworks a possibility too.
The Montana update is available to Wishlist on Steam right now, but there’s been no official confirmation of a release date or price.
With Napa Valley and all the other additions mentioned above, the future looks rosé for ATS and ETS2 fans…