Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul Release Announcement
Dovetail Games are finally ready to release their latest game to the world, Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul.
Dovetail Games are the long-standing producers of the Train Simulator franchise, but Train Sim World is a whole new game on its own. Built on the Unreal Engine it is designed to “deliver the most technologically advanced first person train simulation experience on the market.”
Train Sim World is not designed to replace Train Simulator as Dovetail Games look at the two products in different manors; “Train Simulator is more of a model railway or hobby experience whereas Train Sim World has the player represented as a virtual character that can interact with the world.”
We have posed some questions to the team at Dovetail games, so look out for our interview post before the game releases next week. If you are unfamiliar with the game, the following excerpt from their press release sums up what we can expect to find:
“The first release in the new series, Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul, will feature the stunning Sand Patch Grade route, stretching 60 miles across the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and Maryland in the USA. The game features seven guided tutorials, which cover everything from getting started with the software to operating the locomotives.
Newcomers will be introduced to the game via an accessible user interface, which will display prompts and highlight key controls such as power, reverser, automatic brakes and horn to get players up and running quickly and easily. Advanced users will have the choice of using fully functioning in-cab controls with no prompts, UI or highlights. These include digital displays, all braking systems and slow speed controls for coal loading.
Featuring fully customisable weather systems, and built using real-world data to accurately replicate the performance, sounds and feel of real trains, Train Sim World will offer more immersion and authenticity than has ever been seen before in a train simulation. Players will truly feel the detail as they walk around exploring the world and interacting with the trains in first person mode. With six challenging scenarios, players will be able to take part in operations from the real world such as coal loading, switching, refuelling and turning locos on a turntable. There will also be the introduction of a brand new ‘service mode’, which features the recreation of an entire 24-hour timetable, and allows players to take control of any one of the trains in this timetable – manifest, local and short hop freight services – and activities include giving them the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a real engineer.”
Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul will be available on the 16th of March for £24.99. All players will be offered a launch discount of 10%, with an additional 10% (20% total) for existing owners of Train Simulator. You can preorder the game now through Steam.