It has been a while since our last American Truck Simulator update news but rest assured Czech developer SCS Software has been hard at work bringing new content to the popular trucking simulator.
Its upcoming Texas DLC is set to recreate the roads and locations of the Lonestar State in all its glory, and last month we received a vibrant preview of the kind of desert landscape and features virtual truckers will get to experience soon.
However, the developer has revealed a few more titbits of information, as well as images of some of the new settlements that can be found in the new DLC.
Laredo sits in the far south of Texas, bordering Mexico. Due to its location, the city is a transport hub for goods coming to and from the two countries and is the biggest inland port along the Mexican border.
The city has an airport, railway station and a university, while its proximity to the I-35 gives it a strategic advantage for haulage companies operating south of the border.
Named after a nearby natural wonder – sadly destroyed by floods – Wichita Falls is located close to the Sheppard Air Force Base and is home to the Newby-McMahon Building – famous for J.D. McMahon’s fraudulent construction of a tiny skyscraper.
Investors were fooled by the building’s listed height of 480 inches instead of 480 feet… Fortunately, the fabled Wichita Falls were rebuilt and remain a more wholesome tourist attraction. Expect a more scenic city than the industry-focused Laredo.
A comparatively tiny city with less than ten thousand inhabitants, Dalhart’s growth was encouraged by a nearby railway intersection. The city was badly affected by the ‘Dust Bowl’ phenomenon of the 1930s, leading to the erosion of farmlands.
Today, the city has recovered to become a centre of agriculture, with many associated businesses setting up there, including ranches. Expect to see a lot of crops surrounded by arid desert around Dalhart – a true juxtaposition.
Longview’s growth in the 20th century was fuelled by an oil pipeline transporting crude oil to the east coast of the USA. Today, it is better known for outdoor leisure pursuits thanks to the opening of the Longview Arboretum and Nature Center.
The timber industry should be fairly prevalent in American Truck Simulator’s (ATS) version of Longview, since the area is surrounded by forests.
Odessa, named due to the landscape’s similarity to Odessa, Ukraine, became a city in 1927 thanks to an oil boom. The area is also abundant in gas deposits, so ATS players can expect to make a few refinery deliveries with their cistern trailers!
Also set to join the Texas DLC are Fort Stockton, Van Horn, Abilene, and Corpus Christ, as well as a few more unnamed cities (expect Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio).
ATS’ Texas DLC is available to wishlist on Steam now.
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Source: SCS Software blog