Patient fans of the hit game Euro Truck Simulator 2 are about to be rewarded with a new expansion on the horizon. Developer SCS Software has announced the next DLC pack to be named “Road To The Black Sea.” This will add a route to Turkey through Romania and Bulgaria.
The official release date has not been announced, but the goal is to drop it this year. The expansion touts a broad range of environmental variety. As always there will be new cities to explore, perhaps with new dealerships to outfit your crew or yourself. There should be winding roads through mountainous regions and long, dense forests. Though unlikely, it would be lovely to see a reference to Top Gear in their search for the best driving road in the world, when they visited Romania in 2009.
Speculation was high that the next expansion might venture forth into the Iberian Peninsula, where fans have been expecting to add Spain to their delivery routes for years now. Although this was not the case, the developers have confirmed that Spain will eventually be added as DLC, it simply seems that 2019 is not that year.
For those not familiar with the series, it is worth checking out. The game holds an “Overwhelmingly Positive” review status with over 130,000 contributing votes. Since its release in 2012, the developers have added a massive 64 DLC items for purchase. Some of those are purely cosmetic for the interior or exterior of your truck, but many are outstanding in adding new countries in which you can operate, as well as new types of cargo for added challenges. The game is often on sale as well, so there is no reason not to give it a go in the near future, especially with the Steam Summer sale approaching.
While the game can be played and is still enjoyable with only a keyboard and mouse, some players opt to purchase a steering wheel, or like popular Youtube streamer Mark Armstong, an entire rig setup to get a through experience.
It is great to see the developer continuing to support Euro Truck Simulator 2 a full seven years after its release. Check out the subreddit r/trucksim to join the community of players who enjoy all of the major truck simulator games, as there is also the popular American Truck Simulator, World of Trucks, and more.