It can be a hard life, driving long hours and seeing nothing of note that can catch your interest. That is, if you’re spending your time in American Truck Simulator. But the simulator will soon welcome the Idaho DLC, which will give players plenty of reasons to start exploring their surroundings.
According to a developer blog post, the team over at SCS Software understands that work can always pressure drivers. With the Idaho DLC for American Truck Simulator, you will find opportunities to take a break, explore, and learn about the places you drive through.
Expanding the world
“Our artists and map designers put a lot of effort into making our game world as beautiful as they can, but often, a location that they may have spent months of time creating will be driven through in a matter of seconds without the player having a chance to admire it,” the team shared. “There have always been many players keen to explore the world to the fullest, searching for cool places to see, but until now, the game did not offer any tool or incentive for sightseeing.”
Now, however, the Idaho DLC will add a new Viewpoints feature to American Truck Simulator. Players will see special locations marked by a purple star on your GPS. Pull up, and you’ll be treated to special cutscenes that showcase the particular place of interest. For now, those are restricted to “sites of economical and historical importance.”
More in the pipeline
The educational aspect of the feature is not lost on SCS Software. If the feature is well received by fans, it will be expanded. The team has considered expanding Viewpoints with “descriptions and more detailed facts on why the place is interesting and important”. It could even evolve into something else altogether. A list of visited Viewpoints will likely drive players to collect them all.
The Idaho DLC for American Truck Simulator will launch later this month.