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Discussion in 'PC Discussion' started by Crosstie, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    An "Announcement" on stream next Thursday. Let the speculation begin.
     
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  2. cloudyskies21

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    For me the only logical conclusion is the release date for Rush Hour, being mid-July it's not that far away now...
     
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  3. UnlimitedMagic

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    Agreed. Yep probably gonna be the rush hour trailer
     
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  4. byeo

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    Most likely Rush Hour related, quite possibly a trailer ending with a release date.
     
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  5. Michael Newbury

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    The word announcement for Thursday stream has me peaked as well, But do not think it will a Steam announcement as they are a longs way off on that. I agree with the others I believe it will be about the Release date of Rush Hour.
     
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  6. DTG Natster

    DTG Natster Community Manager Staff Member

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    I am here to ruin the speculation. No release date for rush Hour is being shared. Set expectations to low on the excitement scale.
     
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  7. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Well now my curiosity for Thursdays announcement has dropped somewhat, not sure what to make of it now.
     
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  8. grob-e

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    I double that it would pnly be a release date stream...having a RH-roadmap in which quesrions will be answered, a release-date Stream would be something like evening folks, release date is the XX, bye folks, see you soon... stream would last for 45 seconds.
     
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  9. rat7_mobile

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    the update to the new core engine, to get the new core engine you do not need to get Rush Hour, therefore they are not released at the same time, and it would make sense to release the core engine update ahead of Rush Hour, one to make the download smaller, and two to work out the bugs
     
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  10. jolojonasgames

    jolojonasgames Well-Known Member

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    I will say I'm curious as to what it will be. It's not a release date for Rush Hour, and more about spirit of steam (like whether it will come with routes, and which ones) seems a bit soon.

    Perhaps some of the routes in planning for after Rush Hour, but that seems more like a roadmap stream thingy.

    My guess is that they might talk about the livery designer 2.0 and/or scenario planner 2.0

    I guess we'll know in a week :)
     
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  11. DB628

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    Release finally Rush Hour in August, we’re all waiting for :(
     
  12. doublefine7

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    Rush Hour is a route Pack. The core update is separately done. So there is no need to release the update earlier because the download size will be big anyways. An assumption would be the SUmmer update being released on a Tuesday with the Thursday having the Rush Hour pack release.
     
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  13. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear! DTG Natster's post has people clutching at invisible straws. Why not let this thread die a natural death and let us wait patiently to be underwhelmed next Thursday.
     
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  14. hyperlord

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    Maybe we learn about the routes planned after RushHour and surprisingly get dates for the TSG stuff :)
     
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  15. SonicScott91

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    If it's not a Rush Hour date then I can't think what it might be... I just hope it's not a delay - if it is I'd prefer DTG just say that today rather than hype an announcement for next Thursday for it to be that, it won't be received well!

    Perhaps a new third party developer has entered the TSW scene and has some content to show off?
     
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  16. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    Maik Goltz has already given rough release estimates on the forum. But these are subject to change since there seems to be yet another QA bottleneck thanks to Rush Hour.

    Might be. TinTin_57 mentioned an interesting point I hadn‘t considered before:
     
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  17. solicitr

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    Could simply be the second loco for West Cornwall.
     
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  18. heyitspopcorn

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    Let’s see, the announcement would have to be big enough that it fills an hour to an hour and a half, but according to Natalie, it’s not a Rush Hour release date.
    That doesn’t preclude it being an announcement related to Rush Hour, though. It could be sharing work on the ongoing upgrade to UE 4.26, it could be an announcement about dedicated next-gen console versions of the game, it could be Raildriver and/or immersion controller changes or updates, it could be about new and upcoming changes to the lighting and weather systems (although that seems unlikely?), it could be about the passenger upgrades…
    It could be Sam announcing one of his special projects. It could be someone leaving the team.

    Hows that for baseless speculation? ;)
     
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  19. Inkar

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    Here comes the Rush Grinch!!!! :D:D:D
     
  20. mickelmickle

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    Either August 19th or 26th will be release date of Rush Hour
     
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  21. junior hornet

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    More importantly, why “announce” this announcement for nearly a weeks time. If they have something to announce, which they clearly have, why not just announce it? If they are not ready to announce it today, then just announce it when they are ready?
     
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  22. matinakbary

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    No, release it when it's ready. No need to rush the routes.
     
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  23. trainsimplayer

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    That'd probably just be on the roadmap stream, it doesn't really merit a full stream.
     
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  24. Disintegration7

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    Yeah, totally agree, especially when it sounds like it's going to be a "low excitement" announcement.
     
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  25. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Nat already said it's not a release date for Rush Hour, not really sure what else it could be.
     
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    Train Sim World 2 coming to Games Pass would be my guess. That's not very 'exciting' as I should imagine most players on the Forum already own TSW2.
     
  27. trainsimplayer

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    I doubt that'd merit an entire stream.
     
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  28. Rudolf

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    Would not be worth the trouble to do a stream. I agree with Natser, set expectations low. I still remember a big announcement and all it was about was internal restructuring the program, which was useful but exciting from a usage perspective. Some suggestions what it might be about.

    I hope for:

    - The 2D map improvements
    - Random events
    - Steam engines
    - The new routes after Rush Hour
    - A total revision of the HUD (well, this causes some fear)

    I expect one of these or something else:
    - The engines for the West Cornwall Local route
    - The promise to fix issues for Clinchfield soon
    - Improved wiper sounds (yes, we should lower the expectations)
    - A working save function (I do not believe this)
    - The BR423 accelerometer improvement will come for all engines.
    -
     
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  29. Wolfovizer

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    That would be really nice, I don't think it will be though :(

    I really hope not.
     
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  30. Wolfovizer

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    A full 3D scanned perfectly modelled giant statue replica of Matt on every platform in the game ;)
     
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  31. trainsimplayer

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    Wearing a rather stylish Pink suit, and car headphones :D
     
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  32. Bigphil1592

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    Neither would I. But I can't think what else would be on a stream that is neither 'Rush Hour related' 'Steam related' and isn't 'exciting.'
    Unless it isn't a whole stream- this is the last stream of the week, maybe it's more of a "hello, this is what's happening- and goodbye" type stream.
     
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    With the pink car his wife won't let him have in real life (he said this in a stream once) :D
     
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    Sam hinted that there would be a survey coming soon in, I think, the Cane Creek release stream. Maybe it's that.
     
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  35. Crosstie

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    Rudolf, I hope you realize that any one of these would be pretty exciting. :D
     
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  36. Geth_2234

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    They clearly have something they are ready to tell us otherwise I can't see why they would schedule a stream called "TSW2 announcement", but it must be big enough to warrant a stream that is completely based on that announcement and I can't see why DTG would even bother with a stream if its only gonna be a few minutes long.
     
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  37. 4-COR

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    My money's on a delay for the release
     
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  38. jolojonasgames

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    I don't think it's likely at all, but new routes, among which Dutch routes would be great! :)



    I really hope it's not someone on the team leaving, they're all doing great work and would be missed.
     
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    Baffling. Announce an announcement. Get the community excited and then slash the excitement with a rather large axe. Probably not the best decision DTG has ever made and it’s made some iffy decisions of late.
     
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  40. jolojonasgames

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    Yeah it is weird to have a special stream, announced in advance, for a 'not so exciting' announcement. Makes me feel like there might not be good news to announce. Big news, but not exciting news.
     
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  41. GuitarMan

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    it reminds me of the good old -

    if you notice this notice, you will notice, that this notice is not worth noticing.
     
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  42. saltychipz#3569

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    I regret to say your notice not to notice your notice has been noticed
     
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  43. RailRoadEngineer

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    Meanwhile DTG
     

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    Announcement

    An announcement was made today that a further announcement would be made next Thursday. The announcement of the announcement led to some people getting excited and speculation started as to what the further announcement would be. After seeing the excitement building, a second announcement was made to indicate that the announcement scheduled for next Thursday is nothing to get excited about. When questioned about this announcement, a third announcement was made to clarify that the second announcement was made to ensure that there was no misunderstanding about the first announcement (about the further announcement next Thursday) and to stress that it is not the much anticipated announcement of a fifth gear on the Class 101. Thank you for your understanding.
     
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  45. jolojonasgames

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    Thanks for announcing that to me.
     
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    I know its a dead horse.... But HMA layers on next gen consoles maybe....? Pretty Please.... maybe?
     
  47. saltychipz#3569

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    Probably
     
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  48. trainsimplayer

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    I didn't notice anyone notice the notice that was said not to notice the notice. We now notice that the notice was noticed.
     
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  49. trainsimplayer

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    Very insightful. Thank you for announcing this announcement about the announcement of the announcement.
     
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  50. saltychipz#3569

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    Ok , let’s be serious now . I am going to announce that I have noticed both your notice and your announcement of the announcement , but this is going off topic
     
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