Found nothing but pleasure with Bus Simulator on Xbox One and PS4 or the Bus Simulator 18 variety on PC? You’re in for a treat as next year we’ll be seeing Bus Simulator 21 hit PC and console.
Working the ‘Your Bus. Your Route. Your Schedule.’ marketing line, Bus Simulator 21 from astragon Entertainment and stillalive Studios will be making stops on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2021, whilst next gen versions of the game suitable for Xbox Series X and PS5 are still be looked at.
In Bus Simulator 21 players will find that this will be a game that delivers the most comprehensive part of the popular series to date, with an impressive number of officially licensed and faithfully modelled buses from world-famous manufacturers all included. Expect to see the likes of those from Alexander Dennis as well as numerous additional globally renowned brands, which will be revealed at a later point of time.
And not only will Bus Simulator 21 offer the most modern vehicle fleet, but it will also introduce double decker and electric buses for the first time in the history of the series. Yep, Bus Simulator 21 will be fully charged.
It will be by delving into the selection of buses where players will find the most joy, but it’ll be in the inclusion of two huge maps where the business side of things will come to the fore. Next to a reworked version of the predecessor’s European based city “Seaside Valley” – including its official map extension – Bus Simulator 21 will also provide access to a brand-new US-American setting – the city of “Angel Shores”. We’ll see Angel Shores inspired by the San Francisco Bay Area as players get the chance to make their rounds within the industrial district, the peripheral areas, downtown or lively Chinatown, along the waterside promenade, through the surrounding hills or in the business park area. Thanks to the new and even freer open-world approach of Bus Simulator 21, the world is looking likely to be a bus fan’s oyster.
As before, Bus Simulator 21 will also offer a cooperative multiplayer mode, so that players will be able to drive the lines of their self-created route network together with friends, building-up their team’s joint public transport empire in the process. And further to that, the game’s sophisticated management systems will offer even more freedom, numerous new and expanded features and, for the first time, the option of setting up detailed timetables for your own bus fleet.
For those new to the scene, Bus Simulator 21 will be supported by Mira Tannhauser, the beloved virtual mentor first known from Bus Simulator 18. Mira will – in her own unique and charming way – not only gently introduce any newcomers to the world of public transport, but will also guide them through the numerous exciting missions of the extensive campaigns on the Seaside Valley and Angel Shores maps. And next to the campaign, Bus Simulator 21 will come with numerous random events and side tasks, as well as a much appreciated sandbox mode where you will be free to go where you want, when you want. Remember that ‘Your us. Your Route. Your Schedule’ play? This is where that will come into its own.
We’ll be sure to keep you fully updated with how development of Bus Simulator 21 advances for Xbox, PlayStation and PC. And of course, as soon as that 2021 release date is known, we’ll be sure to bring you it. For now though, the teaser below should keep you excited.