SCS Software has teased more content coming to American Truck Simulator’s Texas DLC shortly, with the USA’s most famous stretch of asphalt showcased.
Route 66 (its official name is U.S. Route 66) begins in Chicago, Illinois and winds its way across the USA until its final destination in Santa Monica, California. Along the way, the road passes through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
In the forthcoming Texas DLC, virtual truckers can expect to see some of the less well-kept areas of Route 66, including sections of dirt road that have fallen into disrepair. There are many abandoned towns along this historic section of the route, and one such ‘ghost town’ – Endee – can be explored. Although all that remains is its abandoned Motel.
Another notable landmark along Texas’ section of Route 66 is the midpoint marker in the town of Adrian. Here, Chicago and Santa Monica are equidistant, so why not stop at the Midpoint Café for some refreshments during your next delivery?
American Truck Simulator (ATS) players can also sample the delights of the infamous Cadillac Ranch. Created as part of an art installation in 1974, ten Cadillacs were buried nose-first in a field, with subsequent spray-can graffiti contributing to the installation’s constantly changing aesthetic.
Texas’ space industry will also heavily feature in the new DLC, with Houston’s Space Center set to appear in ATS. Players will be able to see used rockets and boosters on display from previous successful NASA missions. Texas is also home to major space research and development work from the likes of Boeing, SpaceX, Blue Origin and Firefly, who are looking to commercialise space flight in the near future.
And all this manufacturing work requires a lot of raw materials, so ATS truckers can play their part in the journey to the final frontier!
Are you looking forward to tackling Route 66 and delivering to Texas’ space industry? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: SCS Software blog