Dovetail Games has announced the latest in its long-running series of train simulation games, Train Simulator 2015.
For this installment Dovetail has been working closely with train builders Hitachi Rail Europe to allow players to get their hands on new electric and bi-mode trains not scheduled to go into service until 2018.
Specifically that's the new Class 800/801 trains set to grace the Great Western Main Line and East Coast Main Line. But of course you already knew that.
If you don't know your 'front end of the train' from your 'back end of the train', however, there's a new feature this year that might help you get used to the basics. In the new 'TS Academy' players will learn the fundamentals of train driving, mastering different train types and environments and earning licenses along the way.
“We’ve listened to our customers and understood their desire for us to create a more accessible experience, especially at entry level to the game,” explains Adam Lucas, producer at Dovetail Games. “TS Academy gives both new and seasoned players an environment in which they can really master every aspect of the game in a very straightforward way."
Train Simulator 2015 is due out on September 18 for PC, in both digital and boxed retail form.