• The Future Of Train Simulation

    Train Simulator

    Dovetail Games has released some information on Train Simulator 2017 (TS2017). The annual iteration of the existing TSX core engine will include routes from Germany, North America, Great Britain and France (Hamburg Lubeck, North Jersey Coast Line,LGV Marseille - Avignon and South Wales Coastal).

    Further in the future, plans for Train Sim World have been announced. This new sim will be base on Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), offering new levels of realism. The video shows samples of what this will look like.

    As part of this, there will shortly be available a TS2017 Pioneers Edition with two additional routes, Semmeringbahn and Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul Beta. This will allow users an early look at what Train Sim World has to offer.

    More information at the Dovetail Games web site:

    http://train-simulator.com/the-future-of-train-simulation/?dm_i=2NV0,ASNY,2WCMK8,11H47,1

    3 Comments
    1. jkcooney's Avatar
      jkcooney -
      Route Building is not addressed. Will we be able to build our own routes.????
    1. caldrail's Avatar
      caldrail -
      The video is impressive of course, but the 'future of rail simulation'? For me it's not so defining. Tying themselves to Steam accounts - which I cannot access - means their work is not part of my future rail simulation. That's the trouble with a lot of software creators these days. So quick to adopt new or particular technologies means that many possible customers are fenced off. There are going to be alternatives, sooner or later, which is the direction I'll be going, by necessity. Sorry Dovetail. Love the video.
    1. muskokaandtahoe's Avatar
      muskokaandtahoe -
      Maybe it is. Maybe it's just marketing b.s. Maybe its just one more choice among several.

      Too soon to tell.
  • Recent Forum Activity

    tie

    Blackfoot / Vegreville Version 3

    Thread Starter: tie

    Trying to stay as real as possible with this massive re-construction of the route. Completion date might be sometime in 2016. So...doing some...

    Last Post By: Noisemaker Yesterday, 11:58 PM Go to last post
    CSRX

    Salt!

    Thread Starter: CSRX

    Just some cars that have visited me in the rail yard. Planning on a few more.

    Last Post By: Don6218 Yesterday, 12:01 PM Go to last post
    ebnertra000

    Some of my best catches

    Thread Starter: ebnertra000

    I have plenty of these images of some good stuff I've seen, and I thought I would let someone else maybe enjoy them, too. I'll start with some of...

    Last Post By: ebnertra000 Yesterday, 02:22 PM Go to last post
    BlackDiamond1964

    BDWorkshop's TS2017 Route

    Thread Starter: BlackDiamond1964

    I've moved over from Trainz to TS2017. I started laying track for a new project. This is a project that I've wanted to do in TS2017 but felt I didn't...

    Last Post By: BlackDiamond1964 Yesterday, 07:02 PM Go to last post
    DragonHaert

    Model Roadroad

    Thread Starter: DragonHaert

    Wanted to share my Videos of my layout in the building progress, This Videos may help you with your projects and give ideas.

    Last Post By: DragonHaert Yesterday, 10:40 AM Go to last post
    Flybyme

    TSW Statistics So Far.

    Thread Starter: Flybyme

    Last Post By: SamYeager270 Today, 04:40 AM Go to last post
    ahat8923

    C&nw 1385

    Thread Starter: ahat8923

    I decided to make a model of CNW 1385, one of those many amazing classic steam engines still around This is a picture of her, she has been...

    Last Post By: ahat8923 Yesterday, 09:33 PM Go to last post
    geepster775

    CP 990 - Oil train storage run

    Thread Starter: geepster775

    Finally got this Open Rails demonstration activity for the Mactier route finished and out to testers. It is strong on new Open Rails features....

    Last Post By: geepster775 Yesterday, 06:53 PM Go to last post
    SurvivorSean

    Where did all the servers go

    Thread Starter: SurvivorSean

    So we've seen that Run8 is continuing to pump out more quality work. New screen shots have been posted today of at least 1 of 2 new routes on the...

    Last Post By: flarrfan2 Today, 09:11 AM Go to last post
    02468

    Open Rails Sky Texture

    Thread Starter: 02468

    Hello everybody. Ever since I have gotten open rails the sky texture didn't look like other people's skys. I have tried to replace the sky...

    Last Post By: jeff9595 Today, 10:18 AM Go to last post