Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anthony Pecoraro, Dec 21, 2019.
My knowledge on US routes is very limited but I’d love to have a long winding freight route at slow speeds due to the gradient restrictions. A mix of single and dual tracks with sidings where we pull in to let other locos pass or where we cut the loco down or add to our existing consist.
What I don’t want is a dull A to B which we get with little to no imagination put into it which we’ve got on GWE and Peninsular Corridor.
I agree, being a console player I very much wish for a US route centered around freight. Having a route based around the midwest like in the pictures with big grade changes and something slow and heavy with stretches of single track. It would be an amazing experience if you had to use all of the skills we have learned to pull off a single service through a route like this. Fingers crossed.
Those Canadian National photos are stunning, but unfortunately I don't think TSW is ready for something like that yet considering the state of it's distant scenery. Perhaps maybe in the future when more optimization and distant scenery methods are figured out.
Those screenshots don't appear to look on the highest possible settings. Especially terrain detail and view distance.
Mine are all maxed out, it doesn't look very different. Completely empty terrain toward the horizon.
Huh interesting, has this game always looked that ugly looking afar? Normally I run LIRR, so its mainly buildings to look at.
I’m guessing they can afford to spend less time on distant scenery as we’ll not be paying much attention to it.
They have got better at long distance scenery with RHO and ECW I would say. While yes that is a lot of scenery I believe they could do it.
I once asked Matt whether nature or cities are easier to build in TSW. The answer was, without much hesitation, cities. I guess that has at least something to do with LIRR looking that good (which it clearly does). To be fair, the built up parts of SFJ, MSB, NTP look fabulous as well, but dare you look at a distant hill. (Exceptions confirm the rule, and some hills might indeed be empty and barren in reality)
What route is the last image from?
Great Western Express.
We need a leak or something ...
What about a mystery clue why did they stop that?
It’s not time yet. They haven’t stopped.
When will they announce the mystery clue I hope it’s somewhere in America like New England.
When the release is coming up. Simple as that.
BTW, nagging when the next release will happen won't make it happen any faster. Have a bit of patience what's coming next for crying out loud.
The thread is called Next US route speculation, let people speculate, no-one is nagging, we’re all looking forward to a new DLC.
Speculating what it could be, apart from being completely pointless (it could be anything) is not the same as asking when it will be announced as if it was overdue in some way. It's just over a month since the last DLC came out, and one week of that was the Christmas/New Year's break.
Once the teasers and mystery riddles come out, discussion will continue in that thread anyway.
The first hints could be in the last week of january, because it was simular with MSB last year.
It would be awesome too if there would be then a hint for an EMD SD70 at Alaska Railroad. But it would be okay if there would be a dessert heavy freight route with impressive American heavy freight trains.
This is my understanding too. To be clear - existing consoles, especially the PS4 Pros are easily powerful enough to run something that looks like a train simulator. Dovetail obviously did a very poor job optimising the CSX:HH content. A learning phase, apparently.
However, if the guys that built out MSB had a go at CSX:HH, then I suspect that there would be no problems on PS4 - the technique used to optimise the MSB build-out is very clever and very effective, especially when compared to routes like WSR which is extremely poorly built out, with horrific and wasteful duplicated textures, to the point that the textures used on buildings have to be very low res - almost cartoonish. But - you gotta like the reflections of those cartoon buildings on the glossy paintwork of the Class 09... ;-)
When PS5 comes out to play, and if the power can be used on PS4 titles (esp. if they use hardware and not soft emulation), then maybe CSX:HH could be prepped up for Playstation with little extra effort...? We'll see. Either way, I am no longer bothered about CSX:HH not being available on PS4, because I think DTG have now fairly reasonably bundled two other routes into the "base" package on PS4.
... And if DTG would take us all by surprise and release the first DLC with steam locomotive.
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A route in Chicago? Or Miami, Salt lake city?
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There's an old English proverb often used on English language forums, which says, "Speak English"
In China though?
Just an idea for bumping this thread. What if the next route is gonna be more of a historic route.instead of a modern one. Let's put it this way; Heavy Haul, NEC, LI(RR and, Peninsula Corridor are pretty much considered modern. I would make things interesting to put in a route from the 2nd or 3rd generation of Diesels. And I know they haven't touched much with the modern era locos, but it wouldn't hurt to just do a classic route like NTP or TVL.
Just my thought though. Unless someone has thought of there own to wreck this idea.
My thought as well, and it would be a welcome one, a heavy freight route set in the 60-70s.
I hope it might be commuter rail something from Massachusetts like MBta.
I hope we’ll hear something in the next couple of weeks. I’m having withdrawals.
I hope so to I hope it’s a surprise?
Same here it should almost be time to announce the next new DLC for TSW.
My prediction is, that there will be the first hints next week and the release will be Thursday, February 13th. Because the sheme with RRO and ECW were similar. Fingers crossed, that it will be an american heavy freight route with some of the wonderful heavy american freight locomotives like AC4400, Es44ac, AC6000CW, SD70, SD70 ACE, SD70 or SD90.
Fingers are crossed for that to happen.
My prediction is, your prediction will turn out wrong. Want evidence? Well then, show yours first.
I think it's pointless, I've put him on ignore.
Whatever the next route is when they announce it I’ll be surprised.
Let’s hope the next route is a good length given the past few have been fairly short. I hope DTG don’t think that’s the way to go in the future for all DLC.
Time will tell I guess.
I see there's a teaser video up on twitter.
From what I saw; that ain't a new route, it's a loco add-on for PC.
And I thought it was gonna be a new route of the year. Not this.
Looks to be Caltrain's MP36 and Bombardier cars.
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