Last October, SCS Software added Oregon as the fifth state for American Truck Simulator. Now with a new batch of teaser shots, it looks like it’s continuing the push northward to Washington.
At first glance, many of the images could really be any number of states. However, there are two teasers in particular that confirm the expansion of the Pacific Northwest.
The first one is the Keystone Ferry Landing. Located on Whidbey Island, it connects the small town of Coupeville to the mainland on the Olympic Peninsula. It also lies within the confines of Fort Casey State Park and should provide the backdrop for one of the DLC’s many landmarks.
The other image shows Deception Pass Bridge. Connecting Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island, it sits along SR20 the goes through Deception Pass State Park.
In addition to the two landmarks, we also get a glimpse at the economy as well. Like its neighbor to the south, the Washington DLC will continue to focus on logging. This means more steep mountain roads on loose gravel, which will provide a challenge for those veteran truckers.
Along with the logging, we also expect some of Washington’s other industries to make an appearance too. Boeing operates a large factory near Seattle and could very well show up as a fictional company. There are also companies like Starbucks, Amazon, and REI that all could get analogs too.
We also expect to see apples, Washington’s main agricultural product, show up on the cargo list as well.
More detail should emerge as the development of the state continues. However, SCS is still a relatively small operation so it still could be several months before we see the final result.
Thankfully, SCS did recently expand its team to include dedicated ATS resources. As a result, this should accelerate the development process a bit. Hopefully, we see Washington make an appearance sometime this summer instead of waiting until the fall.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for a change of pace, you can jump over to the wildly popular Euro Truck Simulator 2. Or if you’re a console gamer, you can wait patiently for Truck Driver to hit the PS4 or Xbox One.