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Train Sim World Launching Early 2017 With Beta Coming This December

CHATHAM, Kent – Dec. 2, 2016 Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher of a range of simulation games, would like to invite simulation fans to join the beta for its brand-new upcoming train simulation, Train Sim World. Starting on Dec. 8, 2016, the beta will run until Dec. 19, 2016 and is open to anyone who purchases Train Simulator 2017: Pioneers Edition.

Train Sim World is built upon the foundation of Unreal Engine 4® technology and is thereby set to deliver the most technologically advanced train simulation experience on the market. The first iteration in the new series, Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul, which is due to launch in February 2017, will feature the stunning Sand Patch Grade route, stretching 60 miles across the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and Maryland in the USA. Players joining the beta will be able to access two key sections of this route: Cumberland Yard and Sand Patch Summit, giving them a taste of busy yard life and also allowing them to test their skills on a section of the route which offers a variety of challenging gradient changes.

Featuring fully customizable weather systems (a taste of which will be available in the beta), Train Sim World will offer more immersion, realism and authenticity than has ever been seen before in a train simulation. The beta will also introduce first-person mode, allowing players to walk around and explore the world, as well as interact with the trains. The CSX SD40-2 locomotive, included in the beta, allows full interactivity in the cab, so you can gain a complete understanding of how the train works and how it feels to be sitting in the driver’s seat with the controls in your hands.

Train Simulator has been our flagship series for over seven years now, and we’re delighted to be bringing our fans and players a completely new and fresh experience, based on the latest technology,” said Doug McConkey, business director at Dovetail Games. “However, Train Sim World is not just aimed at our existing players; we think all fans of simulations will find something to enjoy here. This will be a living, breathing and immersive world of all things rail, one that will evolve over time. When Train Sim World launches fully in 2017, what you will see will be just the tip of the iceberg; just the start of an experience that we plan to expand over many years to come.”

Train Simulator 2017: Pioneers Edition, which grants access to the Train Sim World beta, is available from Steam at a special bundle price of $45.00 and will be on sale until Dec. 7, 2016.

For more information, please visit http://train-simulator.com/category/train-sim-world/.

Interested in the story of the Sand Patch Grade route? Read more about it here:


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, flight and fishing simulation games and is developing for PC and leading consoles. http://www.dovetailgames.com.

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.

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