SCS Software, the successful developer behind Euro Truck Simulator 2 (ETS 2) and American Truck Simulator (ATS), continues its intriguing behind the scenes vlog series by visiting the Dutch headquarters of truck manufacturer DAF, part of the PACCAR family of brands.
DAF played a key role in the development of ETS 2, with its officially licenced trucks helping to legitimise SCS’ work in the early stages of the game’s development, making future partnerships with other truck brands easier to negotiate.
It also paved the way for other PACCAR members to work with the Czech developer, with both Peterbilt and Kenworth signing licence agreements to appear in ATS.
DAF was originally founded in 1928 by Hubert van Doorne, and alongside his brother they formed ‘Van Doorne’s Aanhangwagen Fabriek’, or DAF for short. The business manufactured everything from trucks to armoured vehicles, complete with an interesting spell competing in the Dakar Rally.
DAF is best known for constructing commercial trucks, however, and sees ETS 2 as a great way of engaging with around 14 million truck sim fans.
Speaking to Jan Feenstra, DAF’s Projects and Support Truck Sales Manager, SCS rep Oscar Lee highlights DAF’s cooperation in releasing the DAF XG truck concurrently in-game and the real-world in 2021.
Feenstra goes on to talk about DAF’s electric and hydrogen powered truck concepts – perhaps a small hint towards future ETS 2 content? Check out the full episode above for more details on how branding partnerships are formed in SCS’ truck sims.
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Source: SCS Software