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KENT, U.K. – May 4, 2021 – Dovetail Games today announced Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour, a new expansion for their popular rail simulator Train Sim World 2, will release this summer for PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and will arrive with the base game for the first time on PlaySation®5 and Xbox Series X|S. Rush Hour takes the authentic simulation gameplay the series is known for and places players in the operators seat of commuter trains navigating busy rail networks with tight schedules.
“Rush Hour marks an exciting new step for Train Sim World 2. We’ve always wanted to recreate the feel of driving a train in the hectic peak hours and this release brings that tense experience to players for the first time,” said Rob O’Farrell, Chief Development Officer of Dovetail Games, “I’m looking forward to seeing our passionate community rise to this challenge and welcome new players joining as we launch on new platforms with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.”
Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour comes with a brand-new passenger system. As players drive from station-to-station on the three busy routes they will see a greater variety in passengers, and higher passenger volumes at peak times on platforms. All recreating the hustle and bustle of rush hour.
Take on the busiest and fastest passenger rail line in the United States and explore the famed Northeast Corridor: Boston – Providence with Amtrak’s ACS-64 ‘City Sprinter’ and MBTA’s F40PH-3. Navigate the hectic Brighton Main Line: London Victoria – Brighton, with Southern’s BR Class 377/4 and Gatwick Express BR Class 387 EMUs. Master Regional, Express, S-Bahn or Inter-City Express services on Bahnstrecke Riesa – Dresden with four locomotives to master, including the iconic DB BR 442 ‘Talent 2’. All authentically recreated and officially licensed.
Alongside the release of Rush Hour, Train Sim World 2 will upgrade to Unreal Engine 4.26 along with new features focused on immersion and released on next generation for PS5™ and Xbox Series X|S. Playing on these new consoles gives the advantage of faster load times, higher frame rate and improved visuals resulting in a smooth gameplay experience. The Train Sim World 2 update and next generation versions will be released alongside Rush Hour.
For more information on Train Sim World 2: Rush Hour, visit www.trainsimworld.com and follow the game on Twitter @trainsimworld, Instagram @trainsim, and Facebook @trainsimworld. Keep up with all the latest simulation news from Dovetail Games at https://live.dovetailgames.com/.
About Dovetail Games
Dovetail Games was launched in 2013. Previously trading as RailSimulator.com Ltd, the business launched in 2009 initially producing and marketing PC game Train Simulator. Today Dovetail Games is responsible for train and fishing simulation games and is developing for PC and leading consoles. http://www.dovetailgames.com.
Developed by Dovetail Games, SimuGraph Vehicle Dynamics Engine is a powerful visual modeling and simulation framework for the construction and real-time simulation of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems in the context of vehicle dynamics.
About Unreal Engine
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for world-class graphics, tools and scalability across PC, console and mobile platforms. Unreal Engine technology is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high quality games, applications, training simulations, visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. To access UE4, visit www.unrealengine.com and follow @UnrealEngine.