Train Sim World 2 arriving on multiple platforms later this year

Dovetail Games have just announced that the highly anticipated sequel to their realistic Train simulation game is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC on the 6th August 2020.

Last year, all owners of the original Train Sim World were given a free upgrade to the re-vamped Train Sim World 2020, an update to the game which added a new UI, additional ways to play, and fixes for a lot of the bugs and issues which were present within the original version. However, this time around Train Sim World 2 is an official paid-for sequel, not an update, as it comes packed with new features, routes, and a completely upgraded engine.

Thankfully, in a similar fashion to Train Simulator (the developer’s brilliant long-running Train Simulation game on PC), any add-ons and DLC you’ve bought for Train Sim World will work on the upcoming sequel, taking advantage of the new features and mechanics.

This new game comes complete with three new routes to master, including taking control of the London Underground as you server the Bakerloo Line! There’s also the ability to create custom liveries for all your locomotives and even a scenario planner which will allow you to drive what you want, where you want – two things I’ve really been looking forward to on console. 

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We’ve also been advised that the game will support 4K resolutions across all platforms (PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC) as well as a dynamic sky to further enhance your immersion and enjoyment. All-in-all, I personally can’t wait to try this out and see how it compares to the original and updated versions of Train Sim World.

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Here is the full press release:

Chatham, Kent – 9th June 2020 Train Sim World 2 is the evolution for advanced train simulation with new features, routes and an upgraded engine.
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Train Sim World 2 puts you in the cab of iconic machines on three renowned routes, all with exclusive firsts. Feel the thrill of German ICE high-speed with Köln Schnellfahrstrecke, control the raw power of CSX on Sand Patch Grade for the first time on console and master the complex station operations of the world-famous London Underground with the Bakerloo Line.
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You’ll be able to personalise your experience with new custom tools. Get creative with the Livery Designer to build custom liveries for your Train Sim World 2 locomotives and use the Scenario Planner to drive what you want, where you want, as you plan out scenarios for your routes.
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The proprietary SimuGraph® vehicle dynamics engine has evolved, adding adhesion physics for the first time. Feel the wheel slip and slide in adverse weather and the added challenge of control on steep inclines.
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Get clearer information on instructions, gradient and speed profiles as you drive, including new HUD displays, clarity to the onboard safety systems, brake controls, power meter and accelerometer. A new controller scheme will give great choices on Camera and Driving modes and allows easier access from external camera mode to enter another vehicle in your consist, all while full physics and simulation are still running.
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An upgraded engine allows for greater visual fidelity, giving Train Sim World 2 dynamic skies and 4K support across all platforms.
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If you already own Train Sim World, you’ll be able to bring your existing Add-On collection with you to Train Sim World 2. Preserved Collection will ensure you can continue your hobby and play your content in Train Sim World 2.
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Founder and CEO of Dovetail Games Paul Jackson said: “Since becoming a railfan as a child I have wanted to be around trains, to see them, to ride on them and best of all to drive them. Train Simulation is my way of doing that. Every time we release a new Sim, we make it more real. Train Sim World 2 is a big leap forward, and I really hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.”
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Train Sim World 2 is coming 6th August 2020 and here’s what you can look forward to:
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• Perfectly Replicated Routes – Unique experiences await in Train Sim World 2. Feel the thrill of high-speed intercity German rail as you push the throttle and climb speeds in the famous DB ICE 3M out of Köln, take on the challenge of hauling long freight across Sand Patch Grade with the raw power of the CSX AC4400CW, and master the complex hectic operations of the London Underground on the Bakerloo Line. All official licences, all authentically recreated.
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• Immersive Gameplay – With Train Sim World 2 you’re in the cab and in control of these epic feats of engineering. Take advantage of a new HUD that provides clear information as you drive, a brand-new immersion controller scheme designed to simplify common functions and streamline the interface – All of which allows you to focus on the task at hand.
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• New Customisation Tools – Personalise your rail journey with new easy-to-use tools. The Livery Designer allows you to design custom liveries for Train Sim World 2 locomotives using shapes and layers to build your own style. The Scenario Planner gives you the ability to create your own scenario. Customise locos and destinations, then jump in and get driving. Quick drive, your way.
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• Realistic adhesion physics – An evolution of the SimuGraph® vehicle dynamics engine brings you a new level of realism with adhesion physics for the first time. Feel the slip of wheels in adverse weather, master moving heavy freight and keep control of your loco power on steep inclines! This brings an engaging challenge to the routes as the train reacts to your control.
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• Preserved Collection – Your collection comes with you. Play your Train Sim World Add-On routes and locos directly in Train Sim World 2. Train Sim World has always been about your collection, your choice of Add-Ons from your favourite region, time period, diesel, electric, passenger, freight – your way. Your purchased Train Sim World 2020 Add-Ons will be available to play in Train Sim World 2.

Find out more at www.trainsimworld.com

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