We reported sometime last month that the open roads of American Truck Simulator were going to hit the gallon big gulps. With Open Beta behind us, the time has arrived to brave the wider lanes of the Great American Highway.
With the overall scale of American Truck Simulator pushing itself from 1:35 to 1:20, the entire map has risen to be 1.75x larger than it was in the past. The roads are longer, wider and should, technically, but a little more detailed to boot. But that isn't the only reason behind the latest update.
To match the more realistic sizing, it was necessary to tweak the scale of everything else in the game. Naturally, that meant time itself. If you're headed to the same place, it should technically take the same amount of time in the real world - so the game's day/night cycle alterations have been put into place to help reflect that. So, understandably, the economy has been re-balanced to fall inline with the changes, too.
Feel like exploring Paris? You can truck on through that too.
There's a lot more than what meets the eye when it comes to almost doubling the size of your already established in-game world, however. What else needs to change? All this;
Of course, there's a trailer to show it all off. There's a few other changes in place, too; ranging from an upgraded browser tool, new chassis and a heap of bug fixes. You can get the low-down through Steam.