East Bound and Down: American Truck Simulator

East bound and down… Loaded up and truckin’ is all I keep hearing rattling around in my brain as I get ready for American Truck Simulator to be released. As a child of the 70’s I grew up watching the iconic truck driving movies like Smokey and the Bandit and Convoy but never thought I would get the chance to live them in VR.

SCS Software has released their follow up to their very popular Euro Truck Simulator 2. Admittedly I never thought I would like Euro Truck as much as I do, but great VR implementation can do that to a person! As an American I can’t wait to drive through some familiar territory.

American Truck Simulator once again puts you into the role of a driver for hire who has the potential to climb the ladder to be an owner/operator of their own truck and players can even set out to create one of the largest transportation companies in the United States. The game mechanics will be familiar taking a page from Euro Truck  Simulator 2 and have been expanded a bit to create a captivating experience.

Here’s a bit of what we can expect from ATS:


  • Drive highly detailed truck models officially licensed from iconic truck manufacturers.
  • Your truck is your new home. Make it yours by changing cabins, chassis, paintjobs, adding tuning accessories or more powerful engines.
  • Lots of different cargoes to choose: From food to machinery to hazard cargoes.
  • Multiple types of trailers – from reefers to flatbeds, from dumpers to lowboys and goosenecks.
  • The longest trailers (up to 53 ft) will challenge your skills and patience while hauling and during parking.
  • Deliver your cargoes to a rich variety of companies and locations like refineries, oil storage, gas stations, car factories, or roadworks.
  • Various simulation settings for trucking enthusiasts: Air brake simulation; different types of brakes: retarder, Jake brake, trailer brake; multiple types of transmissions straight from real trucks, brake intensity, and more.
  • Feel like inside a real cabin: Adjust your seat, mirrors and position your head to get the best view of the road.
  • Drive safely, follow the rules and speed limits – police will fine you if you aren’t careful!
  • Ensure that you are not delivering overweight cargo – you may be checked at the weigh scales.
  • Use the route adviser as your personal assistant during the travels.
  • Try the life of a truck driver for hire. By delivering the cargoes safely and improving your skills, become the owner of your own, successful company!
  • Build your own fleet of trucks, buy garages, hire drivers, manage your company for maximum profits.
  • Make your trucking time better by listening to your favorite songs via built-in music player or streaming your favorite radio stations.
  • Capture your favorite moments with a photo mode offering rich set of editing options.
  • Great support for steering wheels, gamepads and other input devices.
  • Long-time support of the game, including new features.
  • Obtain challenging Steam achievements and collect all hand-painted Steam trading cards.

American Truck Simulator will be available on Steam February 2nd 2016 at the following prices:
Regular Price:
                                                                         USD $19.99
                                                                         EUR €19.99
                                                                         GBP £14.99

All I can say is I can’t wait to see what fun times are to be had hauling cargo across the USA and building my trucking empire! 10-4 good buddies… Catch ya on the flip flop █-)

About SCS Software

SCS Software is Prague-based game developer known and recognized worldwide for creating the most popular simulator video games. Portfolio of the company contains some of the most critically acclaimed video game hits of the recent years, including Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator.

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