There is no way to leave out Portland if you want to portray Oregon properly.
It’s the biggest city in the state, the core of a populated region and a very important transport hub.
There is a big harbor there and lots of industry. All that should be reflected in American Truck Simulator,
not just in appearance, but also in the game's economy.
We knew that this would not be an easy task right from the early research stages of the Oregon project.
The city crosses the Willamette River, and even its nickname "Bridge City" hinted that we would have
to deal with several bridges and difficult-to-optimize topology of the area with a lot of reflective
water splitting it in half. Indeed, several critical bridges form the very backbone of the transport network.
So there is a lot of candidate geometry to render and to strain the 3D card.
Our team has spent a lot of effort and time to build our take on Portland.
It has really been quite tough to optimize the layout and design to achieve acceptable framerate.
We are quite happy with the result, we believe that it is very representative of the city as seen by
a truck driver passing through it, giving the right impression we have been aiming for.
More screenshots on the Oregon's Coming Soon Steam store page here:
26 September 2018Bridges of Oregon in American Truck Simulator
Let us bridge the time until the release of ATS Oregon DLC by a post showing some of the bridges featured in the map expansion. Thanks to a plentiful amount of rivers in Oregon, our DLC will also contain a considerable number of bridges. We've just shown some major bridges while...
24 April 2018Oregon: Scenic road 101 (Work in progress)
US Route 101 will continue further north from California (part of core American Truck Simulator game) up through the new Oregon map expansion. When the new DLC is complete, the road will start in Los Angeles and end in Astoria. For now, at least - you will have to wait until we...
02 February 2018Oregon, the Beaver State - work in progress for American Truck Simulator
It's been two years since the release of American Truck Simulator. These were very hectic and demanding times for our development team but gave us all a lot of joy, too. Over the development of the game, the dedicated ATS team size has grown from the starting brave four to...
13 September 2018Oregon rising
Oregon rising Our work on the Oregon map expansion DLC for American Truck Simulator is almost complete. The dev team is confident that they will reach the finish line in a couple of weeks. We are therefore ready to announce a little more specific info about the release. We are...