February 28, 2024

American Truck Simulator rumbles ever-onward, and developer SCS Software program has introduced it’s going to be making its subsequent cease, this time within the state of Kansas – the vacation spot of its latest paid enlargement – subsequent Thursday, thirtieth November. Plus, its substantial 1.49 replace – which provides a dynamic evening sky, the moon, HDR skyboxes, and extra – is out now.

Kansas was confirmed to be the main target of American Truck Simulator ‘s subsequent, post-Oklahoma enlargement again in February, bringing the tally of explorable states within the recreation as much as 14, becoming a member of the beforehand launched California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Texas, and Oklahoma.

American Truck Simulator’s rendition of Kansas – or the Sunflower State, if you’ll – guarantees to offer potential guests and their hefty transportation a tour of the realm’s “native grasslands, streams, plentiful blue skies, and inexperienced grassland vistas”. You’ll be able to see a few of that throughout copious screenshots in SCS’ launch date announcement publish.

American Truck Simulator’s Kansas enlargement trailer.

“As soon as thought-about to be the nation’s agricultural heartland,” SCS explains of the sport’s latest addition, “the Sunflower State has managed to draw many massive companies and develop in different industrial areas… [But] nature is actually doing very effectively to maintain up with technological progress, because the state parks and huge prairies supply distinctive views with a marvellous ambiance that can depart each trucker passing by with one thing to recollect.”

Kansas’ arrival continues American Truck Simulator’s left-to-right march throughout the US, with SCS having already confirmed it’s going to be adopted by the introduction of Nebraska and Arkansas within the recreation’s subsequent two paid expansions.

In preparation for Kansas’ launch subsequent week, SCS has simply launched American Truck Simulator’s 1.49 replace, introducing, amongst different issues, HDR skyboxes, dynamic twinkling stars at evening, and new climate results – together with lightning throughout thunderstorms. Moreover, it reintroduces the moon, which vanished from American Truck Simulator’s skies someplace alongside the best way, in what feels like a reasonably vital endeavor.

American Truck Simulator: 1.49 replace changelog video.

SCS says integrating the moon into its new evening skies required “casting, rendering and calculating lunar mild, correct phases, managing reflections in water our bodies, coping with moist roads, and addressing mirror results, amongst different issues.”

Moreover, 1.49 has added the PACCAR Technical Middle to American Truck Simulator’s model of Washington, and launched used truck sellers to the sport. These imply keen truckers should buy their very own autos a lot earlier within the recreation, selecting from a variety of “budget-friendly” choices. The draw back is that patrons might want to content material with mileage and put on, dovetailing properly with 1.49’s enhanced injury and restore system.

And that is nonetheless not all! 1.49 additionally provides automated headlights as an possibility, introduces two new outsized cargoes to American Truck Simulator’s Particular Transport DLC, and implements key bind modifiers. And eventually, it brings a mountain rework for the Utah enlargement, meant so as to add scale and element utilizing new methods SCS has developed within the 4 years for the reason that state was first launched.

In order a reminder, 1.49 is out now and the Kansas enlargement arrives on Steam subsequent Thursday, thirtieth November. Joyful trucking!