When you take the words “driving” and “simulator”, most of that content on Traxion is related to some sort of racing. Every once in a while, we’ll get our hands on something that isn’t racing related, and Bus Simulator 21 fits that bill.
The minds at astragon Entertainment and stillalive studios have a new Bus Simulator title for the masses available to own and play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam or astragon.com. Evolved from its predecessor from 2018, Bus Simulator 21 is touted as the “most extensive bus driving experience.” Basically, it’s big city bus driving. The new bus-driving sim released on 7th September.
The simulator offers driving officially licensed content, route planning, two open world maps, customization, challenges, events, and there’s even an extended version to own that offers more on top of that. The licensed brands include Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Scania, BYD, Alexander Dennis, Blue Bird, Grande West, Setra, IVECO BUS and MAN. There is a multiplayer mode, allowing up to three other players to join you as well.
The two maps, “Angel Shores” and “Seaside Valley” are based on North America and Europe, respectively. Both maps offer an open-world approach. Players can drive whatever path suits them, manage their buses and navigate the roads during the day or night, rain or shine.
Depending on your location, Bus Simulator 21 is now available for €34.99, $34.99 or £29.99 on PC. The console edition is a little more expensive, launching at €49.99, $49.99 or £44.99 on PlayStation4 and Xbox One.
The Extended Edition is available on the digital download stores for €39.99, $39.99 or £34.99 on PC as well as for €54.99, $54.99 or £49.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Extended Edition comes with the MAN Bus Pack. Check out the trailer above and let us know what your thoughts are in the comments below.