America would have you ever imagine that California is the locus of essential video game happenings subsequent week with E3. Pish. The actual American pleasure of subsequent week is American Truck Simulator’s Washington growth, which builders SCS Software right now announced they’ll launch on Tuesday the 11th. E3 be damned, I’m hopping in my virtuarig and driving out Los Angeles, up California and Oregon, previous mountains, alongside coasts, by way of forests, and to that there Twin Peaks waterfall. Goodbye Geoff Keighley and whats up Audrey Horne!
As is the way in which, the Seattle growth will add a shrunk-down model of one other American state, with the large cities, landmarks, and all that. What’s thrilling about Washington to nerks like me is it’s the apogee of the imagined Pacific North-West that gained my coronary heart with Twin Peaks and riot grrrl and Frasier and all that.
This digital Washington will embrace 3800 miles of virtuaroad, 20-odd landmark bridges, and 16 cities together with Seattle, Olympia (the place, I’m told, everybody seems to be the identical and sounds the identical), and even outer area if I’m understanding the reference to Tacoma appropriately. Presumably the Space Needle is a huge gun firing our truck immediately into orbit.
Our former Alec (RPS in peace) had a wee cry when he played a preview version and located Snoqualmie Falls, that there waterfall off Twin Peaks. I’ll be there with you quickly.
My flatmate, former RPS correspondent Cara Ellison, just lately moved to Washington so I’m additionally excited to see extra of her new house from afar. I already bugged her after studying by way of a screenshot that Washington, like Scotland, has an Aberdeen. Nirvana have been from there, which in all probability explains the trailer’s mock-grunge soundtrack. Perhaps the identify Aberdeen is cursed to induce distress. Cara, I’m gonna be taught SO MUCH to share with you.
American Truck Simulator: Washington is coming to Steam on June 11th. Previous expansions have price £9/€12/$12 so I’d anticipate the identical for Washington.