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Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul release date announced

The future of train simulation is here.

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Dovetail Games has announced the release date for its brand new train simulation, Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul. It will launch on Windows PC on 16th March 2017.

Train Sim World is built upon the foundation of Unreal Engine 4 technology, and also includes Dovetail Games’ proprietary SimuGraph vehicle dynamics engine. It is thereby set to deliver the most technologically advanced first person train simulation experience on the market. The first release in the new series, Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul, will feature the stunning Sand Patch Grade route, stretching 60 miles across the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and Maryland in the USA. The game features seven guided tutorials, which cover everything from getting started with the software to operating the locomotives.

Watch the Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul launch trailer below:

 

Newcomers will be introduced to the game via an accessible user interface, which will display prompts and highlight key controls such as power, reverser, automatic brakes and horn to get players up and running quickly and easily. Advanced users will have the choice of using fully functioning in-cab controls with no prompts, UI or highlights. These include digital displays, all braking systems and slow speed controls for coal loading.

Featuring fully customisable weather systems, and built using real-world data to accurately replicate the performance, sounds and feel of real trains, Train Sim World will offer more immersion and authenticity than has ever been seen before in a train simulation. Players will truly feel the detail as they walk around exploring the world and interacting with the trains in first person mode. With six challenging scenarios, players will be able to take part in operations from the real world such as coal loading, switching, refuelling and turning locos on a turntable.

View some Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul screenshots in our gallery:

There will also be the introduction of a brand new ‘service mode’, which features the recreation of an entire 24-hour timetable, and allows players to take control of any one of the trains in this timetable – manifest, local and short hop freight services – and activities include giving them the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a real engineer.

Featuring three distinct types of locomotive, Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul allows complete interactivity in the cab, so you can gain a thorough understanding of how the train works and how it feels to be sitting in the driver’s seat with the controls in your hands, bringing some of the world’s biggest and most powerful locos roaring to life.

Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul will be available to buy on Steam from 16th March 2017 at a price of £24.99. Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul is available to pre-order from today and customers who do so will receive 10% off the retail price and a further 10% off if they already own any version of Train Simulator.

Check out the official Train Sim World website for more information.

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