The whole Train Sim World journey has been a confusing one, with passengers left wondering what the Founders Edition was all about, before finding themselves hurtling along at speed towards the full release. Now though Train Sim World is evolving once more, as the 2020 edition pulls up to the nearest platform.
Available right now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, Train Sim World 2020 is the latest evolution of Train Sim World as it attempts to provide an immersive first person simulator that fans of the railways will flock to. For the most part it all works brilliantly too – our full review of Train Sim World on Xbox One is here – but this next step brings a few tasty treats to the table.
You’ll find that Train Sim World 2020 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC will feature more than a day’s worth of curated routes, with a new ‘Journey’ system playing host to tutorials, scenarios and timetabled services. If you’re looking to enhance your train driving skills, this is the place to be.
Further to that though and a brand new scoring system comes into play, rewarding you – or otherwise – for nailing the platforms, making sure you aren’t late to the station, and taking into account your overall speed. A full debrief will allow you the chance to fully understand where you have gone right – and wrong.
Train Sim World 2020 also comes with additional routes. It includes hundreds of services and scenarios, pushing home four incredible routes – the Main Spessart Bahn, Northern Trans-Pennine, Long Island Rail Road and the Great Western Express. And if you decide to lump in on the Digital Deluxe Edition, you’ll also get access to the brand new Peninsula Corridor route, running Caltrain services from San Jose to San Francisco!
Should you be new to the train world then you can pick up Train Sim World 2020 from the usual digital stores right now. The Xbox Store has it for £24.99, whilst the Digital Deluxe Edition will set you back £39.99. Existing players will receive Train Sim Worlds feature update for free and if they don’t already own Main Spessart Bahn, Northern Trans-Pennine or Long Island Rail Road they can expand their collection by purchasing from the in-game store, where a wide range of additional routes and locos are also available.
That Peninsula Corridor route is also available for individual purchase for £24.99, although there is a little discount attached to that for launch.
So, is this move to embrace the 2020 way of life one that you will be enjoying? Let us know your Train Sim World 2020 thoughts in the comments section below.
Train Sim World is an immersive first-person simulator perfect for everyone, with complete in-cab interactivity, accurate detail on locos, real-world routes and hours of gameplay. Take to the rails with the brand-new Train Sim World 2020 Edition and find everything you need to master new skills. A new ‘Journeys’ feature will guide you through over 24 real hours of scenarios, tutorials and service timetables for each route – plus a new progress tracker will highlight hundreds of railway jobs available for you to complete as you master the routes. Includes a collection of real-world routes; fight your way up Germany’s Spessartrampe incline, navigate the underground station at New York Penn or gape at the wonder of Manchester’s Victoria Station – and on every route you’ll find true-to-life regional signalling systems and a brand-new set of challenges. Start your journey today!
Peninsula Corridor: San-Fran Description:
Experience California Dreamin’ railroading-style with the Train Sim World: Peninsula Corridor. California’s vibrant Peninsula, stretching south from San Francisco, is home to one of America’s most captivating commuter railroads – Caltrain – and the Peninsula Corridor brings to life Caltrain commuter operations extending 47-miles between San Francisco’s 4th & King Street and San Jose’s Diridon stations. In serving San Francisco and California’s ‘Silicon Valley’, Caltrain calls at 26 stations – and equipped with Caltrain’s F40PH-2CAT diesels and Gallery Commuter Equipment, it will be your job to keep those thousands of daily commuters on time. American rail giant Union Pacific operates freight services on the Peninsula and the Peninsula Corridor will also deliver the challenges of hauling tonnage on the always-busy railroad as you climb aboard Union Pacific’s versatile GP38-2 locomotive.