The video gaming industry features quite the many proponents who are sure to leave a legacy behind. Out of all the different titles out there, Euro Truck Simulator 2 has managed to earn a place in the spotlight, having marked its 10th anniversary in relatively recent times.
It’s definitely been a wild ride for the game ever since its initial inception in 2012. The developer — SCS Software — was unsure of the vehicle simulator’s soon-to-arrive bustling success. Fast-forward to 2022, though, the people up high spearheading the game must be proud of what Euro Truck Simulator 2 has come to achieve.
- Euro Truck Simulator 2 was released on October 18, 2012—a total of 10 years from now.
- The developer has announced that Euro Truck Simulator 2 has sold over 13 million copies with more than 80 million purchased DLCs.
- A dedicated World of Trucks event has been scheduled in place for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and it starts today.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 doesn’t come from a big-budgeted studio that planned the game’s success as soon as it dropped the title. Instead, whatever success flew toward the vehicle simulator’s way was totally unexpected, especially when the game first started out. This is in the words of SCS Software as per the latest blog post.
Taking a look back at what Euro Truck Simulator 2 rode through, the developers have detailed interesting bits of information in their latest 10th-anniversary celebratory post. For starters, they state that ETS 2 is from a time when PC games hit the shelves in stores in the form of physical boxes.
Do note that this was an era where gaming on a digital scale was little to none prevalent although Steam still prospered. As soon as Euro Truck Simulator 2 was released to the world, it immediately became clear what the future of the game would look like within the first five days or so.
The title enjoyed “incredible success” as per the words of the developer and shortly came to the front page of every major gaming publication magazine at that time.
As we watched the game hit the number 1 best-selling spot in the charts in Germany, the UK, Poland, and France, little did we know the game would become such a phenomenon.”
The next big news came along with Steam—the world’s biggest PC gaming launcher at the moment. Somewhere around the start of 2013, Euro Truck Simulator 2 earned a listing on Valve’s front-running game launcher platform, further setting up the ambitious title to succeed.
It didn’t even strike the developers earlier, but when it did, ETS 2 was already a big hit, played all over the spectrum. The surge in the game’s popularity fueled SCS Software with the resources it needed to fund the game and push out more content for ETS 2 all these years.
The numbers are now official in the sense that Euro Truck Simulator 2 has sold more than 13 million copies to date, not to mention 80 million DLC units sold just as well. In total, the simulation-style title has had its fair share of success already, but the developers are still hopeful about moving forward.
SCS Software says,
We could hardly ask for more. Still, we do hope that Euro Truck Simulator 2 has at least another decade of further growth in front of it – there are so many features will still want to implement, and so much new stuff we plan to bring you.”
Now, revelry has been set in motion by the developers of the game, having introduced a special in-game event that would win participating players a one-of-a-kind paint job for their rides. More information can be found in the original blog post with regard to the event, so do check that out if your interest is fairly piqued.
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