The next expansion to Euro Truck Simulator 2 is barreling down upon us, and this time we’re going on a trip to the Black Sea. Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Road to the Black Sea takes you through winding forests and majestic mountains. You’ll drive through several countries as you make your way toward Istanbul, the largest city in Europe.
A handful of new countries await in Road to the Black Sea, as well as new sights to behold. The expansion allows you to travel through Romania, home of the Carpathian Mountains (and maybe vampires? Someone needs to check). Bulgeria soon rises to meet you, as does the Trakya region of Turkey where Istanbul awaits. You drive through cities and villages large and small, with plenty of new delivery spots that range from logging companies to farms.
Developer SCS Software doesn’t currently have an exact release date. However, the company did mention that it plans on launching Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Road to the Black Sea sometime before the end of 2019. The developer did, however, drop a brief gameplay trailer for the expansion. From what can be seen, there will be a lot of rolling countryside and twisting roads surrounded by dense forest.
On the road again
The last expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2 did right by us. Beyond the Baltic Sea boasted beautiful sights and colorful towns, offering an impressive fusion of artificial and natural scenery. Our own A.K. Rahming loved the expansion, critiquing only that the game lacked in the dynamic weather department. Apparently, he wanted more fall colors — you just can’t please them all. Regardless, that was his only complaint in what was an alluring game.
“Many of the towns feature a lot of brightly-colored topiary, and the look of the buildings is also quite beautiful,” he wrote. “The pristine mix of nature and man-made structures is clearly represented here. Everywhere looks perfectly ripe for pulling your truck to the side of the road and taking in a big whiff of fresh air.”
Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Road to the Black Sea will release to PC via Steam later this year.
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