This was my first venture into the new parts of France, once I got off the highway I noticed the amount of detail added, it’s pretty much what you’d expect after ‘American Truck Simulator’ and ‘Going North’ releases, especially considering the development time. One thing of note is that Bourges is not a cookie cutter city like in the old original release.
First off, you drive through the town, with all sorts of side roads(locked off, but detailed) leading into the residential area’s. Then you cross into what is obviously the industrial section, made up from a series of facilities and parks, some are accessible, some aren’t. Everything feels unique though, not a lot of copy and paste as many of the older cities were.
I should do a tour-de-ETS now that Vive la France is released, going from Britain through Germany, to the east(First DLC) to the north(Second DLC), to the USA(recently fully rescaled!!!) and then back down south to France.
Because Frankly, SCS deserves a little respect for the progress they’ve made over the years, how open they are with the community about upcoming development, how they backport features between ATS and ETS(the selectable parking, hard-coupling mode) and how they support and encourage modding.
On another note, if you do have ETS2 with either all DLC, or only the East/North DLC, then you ought to get Pro-mods. It adds a ton of cities and roads in extra countries with a lot of visual spectacle and parking challenges!
I am playing a bit with the visuals but in general it does look a lot like that! It’s a fantastic game and SCS deserves some credit for all the support they offer, pretty much a constant stream of updates and improvements and every now and then DLC!