RailSimulator has just announced that the sequel to Train Simulator 2012 is just about ready to roll out onto the tracks for PC. As a bonus, players who pre-order the game between now and September 20th (on Steam) will get a 10 per cent discount. Not too bad right there.
Granted this is a niche game, but it’s actually pretty slick. The 2013 version of Train Simulator comes complete with Steam workshop compatibility and a new online feature set.
From the press release:
Train Simulator 2013 continues the unprecedented legacy set by the franchise by promising to be the most advanced train simulator in the world. Every aspect of gameplay and the in-game environment is designed to make the player feel like they are controlling a real locomotive. As well as a more immersive experience, improved graphics and additional content, new control options make the simulator easier than ever to operate. For the first time, Train Simulator 2013 will boast Microsoft Xbox 360® controller compatibility, enabling players to get away from their desks and drive in front of their TVs. Players around the world will also be able combine efforts to complete scenarios via Relay Play.
Also for the first time, Steam Workshop™ will be fully integrated into Train Simulator 2013, allowing users to create and share content with players from all over the world.
In addition to further-enhanced graphics and performance, Train Simulator 2013 features exciting new local content including highly-detailed locomotives and routes, each painstakingly recreated to offer hours of driving challenges. A new interface makes it simpler to select and drive trains on different routes, complete with improved weather effects.
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