You won’t find many more video games with prosaic names than Euro Truck Simulator and his transatlantic cousin American truck simulator. They are exactly what they say on the box: Truck Sims set in Europe and the US. (They are also exceptionally good.) But before SCS Software decided to take a more serious approach to their games, they released a bunch of slightly more dramatic titles, like Big Rig Europe and Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel.
This is relevant now because these games, like their younger cousins, have benefited from several expansions and sequels with equally exciting titles: Pedal to the Metal, Convoy, Haulin’ and American Long Haul, to name a few. One such sequel – Extreme Trucker 2 – contained a map of the US state of Montana, which SCS is now reworking for American Truck Simulator.
“With this kind of story, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to revisit some of these iconic areas in our next DLC,” SCS said in a statement. to update. “One such location is Thompson Falls, a quiet town in Montana best known for its charming downtown, natural beauty and waterfalls! However, as many of our veteran truckers will remember, this location is also known for its lumber and sawmills, both of which were featured in 18 Wheels of Steel; and both will continue to operate virtually to this day in our upcoming Montana DLC.”
Thompson Falls and the surrounding area will be “preserved as a small piece of simulator history” in American Truck Simulator using “similar and reworked assets” from 18 Wheels of Steel. There will also be 18 Wheels of Steel easter eggs hidden throughout the new map.