It’s worth it | “Train Sim World 3” training center gives you the freedom to experiment with trains and routes
Train Sim World 3 features an all-new dynamic weather system delivering beautiful volumetric skies, all powered by a new lighting system enhancing realism and immersion. Trains can now be driven through extreme weather conditions – snow, thunderstorms and even the dreaded leaves on the line, each altering the driving experience and requiring players to pay close attention to track conditions. Although tiny compared to powerful machines, the sheets on the line pose serious challenges to drivers as they can significantly reduce the friction between the wheels and the rail that trains need to pull their heavy loads of goods or passengers.
Additionally, the new Training Center feature provides a place to learn to drive the locomotives featured in Train Sim World 3 on a whole new course. With new players continually introduced to the world of trains and new locomotives added for experienced players, this feature is designed to let everyone have the satisfying experience of operating big powerful machines.
Three routes illustrate the variety of rail operations seen around the world. California’s Cajon Pass, a popular spot with railroad fans, provides the grades necessary to challenge BNSF’s ES44C4 and SD40-2 locomotives as they haul some of America’s longest trains from San Bernardino to Barstow. In Europe, power translates into sheer speed as players focus on running Germany’s ICE 3 and ICE 1 high-speed passenger trains through viaducts and tunnels forming the longest route ever created in the world . Train Sim World franchise, the Kassel – Würzburg route of 116 miles/187 kilometers.
Speed is also key on the extended and improved version of the fan-favorite Southeastern Highspeed route, representing the English county of Kent between London, Ashford and Dartford as well as the Chatham Mainline. Britain’s fastest domestic passenger train, the Class 395 ‘Javelin’, joins the slower but no less attractive Class 375 and 465 EMUs on busy commuter services to the south-east of the capital .
Freedom is an important part of what defines Train Sim World 3 apart from previous versions. At the heart of this is the new Training Center where players can get to grips with the locomotive controls through a series of tutorials, and experienced players can experiment sandbox style. The Training Center area, actually an all-new route, is inspired by a real-world test track in Germany with an area to explore at will in the cab of one of the game’s locomotives.
Training Center marks the beginning of a development axis in Train Sim World 3 this will ultimately ensure that future loco additions are not pinned to set routes, as they were in previous versions. Additionally, all tutorials, regardless of location, will be accessible through the Learning Center interface, giving players an easy place to navigate when learning the different modes of operation.
Outside the training center, the players of Train Sim World 2 will be able to continue enjoying all previously purchased routes (compatible but will not include the new features) in addition to the three new routes Train Sim World 3: Kassel-Würzburg, Cajon Pass and the extended southeast high-speed route.
those who buy Train Sim World 3: Deluxe Edition will also have the freedom to choose steam, diesel or electric locomotives, with the addition of an improved version of the popular Spirit of Steam add-on.
The players of Train Sim World 2 and its add-ons will be able to continue to take advantage of its wealth of routes and locomotives, ensuring a smooth transition between titles. Future add-ons will also see locos ‘decoupled’ from their routes, allowing greater freedom to be able to run purchased locos beyond their intended setting.
A selection of introductory packages will be available, from ‘Starter Packs’ containing the all new Training Center and 1 route expansion, to the Deluxe Edition which includes an enhanced version of the highly anticipated ‘Spirit Of Steam’ add-on, which was released earlier this year for Train Sim World 2 and introduced steam locomotives to the game for the first time.
The title is available for digital pre-purchase now on Steam and the Epic Games Store, PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store with a Deluxe Edition available for £49.99/€59.99/$59.99 and four ‘Starter Packs’ each available for £29.99/€35.99/$39.99. The “Deluxe Edition” can be pre-ordered at a 10% discount and all pre-order purchases will grant a 4-day early access pass to the game, plus a bonus decal pack for use in the editor of liveries to share on Creators Club, the home of player customization in Train Sim World.
Train Sim World 3 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam / Epic Games Store) on September 6, 2022.
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