RailSimulator.com Ltd., the market-leading simulation developer, announced today that Train Simulator 2013 Standard edition is now available worldwide via download on Steam. The sequel to the multi award-winning and best-selling Train Simulator 2012, the Standard edition includes the new Sherman Hill route from Cheyenne to Laramie, Wyoming, as well as the popular NYC-Philadelphia, London-Brighton and Isle of Wight routes. A Deluxe edition is slated to release on October 10, and will include the Sherman Hill and London-Brighton routes, plus the Munich-Augsburg route with German ICE 3 high speed trains. The game will also be available at retailers in the US, Europe and Australia this fall.
Train Simulator 2013 continues the unprecedented legacy set by the franchise by promising to be the most advanced train simulator in the world. Every aspect of gameplay and the in-game environment is designed to make the player feel like they are controlling a real locomotive. As well as a more immersive experience, improved graphics and additional content, new control options make the simulator easier than ever to operate. For the first time, Train Simulator 2013 will boast Microsoft Xbox 360 controller compatibility, enabling players to get away from their desks and drive in front of their TVs. Players around the world will also be able combine efforts to complete scenarios via Relay Play.
Also for the first time, Steam Workshop will be fully integrated into Train Simulator 2013, allowing users to create and share content with players from all over the world.
In addition to further-enhanced graphics and performance, Train Simulator 2013 features exciting new local content including highly-detailed locomotives and routes, each painstakingly recreated to offer hours of driving challenges. A new interface makes it simpler to select and drive trains on different routes, complete with dramatic new environment effects.