Here is a preview of the new LMS Stanier 8F Steam Locomotive that I am currently working on for the next update of Train Sim.
Today we are celebrating the fact that Train Sim has been downloaded over 25 million times on Google Play!
Since 2012 Train Sim has evolved from a personal project I created for my son, to a successful game development company with millions of players. But it all started with Train Sim.
However I could not have done it without you, the fans that have been playing Train Sim and my other games throughout all these years. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Here is to another 25 million downloads!
One of the frequent complains I receive from our fans is that the railcars in Train Sim are always empty. This breaks some of the immersion and is an obvious an area for improvement.
However in the past I have been reluctant to add more details to the interiors of the trains to ensure that Train Sim performs well on slower devices. Adding more polygons (3D Models) to a scene can easily overwhelm the GPU and crash the game on older phones and tablets.
The solution that occurred to me is to enable the high quality passengers for newer and higher powered devices and keep the older passenger models and empty railcars for devices that are older and less powerful.
So to that end here is a small preview of the new passenger models I am adding to the interior of railcars. I will also be replacing the passenger models currently used when onboarding and departing railcars when the train is stopped, with these higher quality ones.
Coming Soon to Train Sim
The new version of Dinosaur Sim & Plesiosaurus is nearly finished, just need to complete the audio description, some more testing and should be good to go!
Here is a small preview of the new Class 37 Engine coming soon to Train Sim
I am happy to announce that the BR Class 37 Locomotive 3D Model is now complete & textured. It will be added to the next update to Train Sim