American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 developer SCS Software has announced it’s working on a full series of vlogs, revealing how the Czech studio goes about replicating the world of trucks in-game.
Through short video episodes, the team aims to help fans go behind-the-scenes, showing how SCS manages to add content to its games – from the research and development stage through to adding assets in-game.
The series – aptly called “SCS on the Road” – will also provide a unique insight into SCS Software’s relationship with international truck brands, with the first episode taking us to Sweden and Scania’s impressive Demo Centre.
It provides a fascinating dive into the enormity of the trucking industry, as Scania’s facility exists solely to provide a hub for truck (and bus!) journalists and media to test out the brand’s range of vehicles in a closed-off and safe environment, with 3km of tarmac roads complemented by 5km of dirt and forest tracks.
And since it’s private land you don’t require a truck licence to take a test drive…
This brings us to SCS Software’s Industry Partnership Manager Oscar Lee, who’s responsible for forging relationships between truck manufacturers and the developer. He gets the chance to get behind the wheel of a Scania in episode one, fulfilling a childhood dream in the process.
This passion for all things trucking is what allows the American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 games to create partnerships with huge companies like MAN, Volvo, Western Star and Feldbinder, even attracting recruitment advertisements from the Schneider National logistics company via in-game billboards.
Even if you’re not a truck sim fan, this behind-the-scenes look at how driving games are formed is still an interesting watch, especially with both games set to receive their v1.48 updates soon.
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Source: SCS Software