We’ve been watching the community since our last announcement, and we’re really pleased to see so much discussion around our recent announcement of TS2016. We’ve also seen some really interesting ideas appearing, a few of which have caused a little confusion across the community. In order to help the ongoing dialogue, we thought we would compile our top 10 ‘myth-busting’ facts:
1 – I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO BUY TS2016
ED: We would love you to buy every version of Train Simulator! However, as always, there’s no obligation for you to buy TS2016 – but you’ll be missing out on some really great content and features!
2 – DTG DOESN’T CARE ABOUT WHAT WE WANT
ED: This couldn’t be further from the truth, we DO care. We wouldn’t be here without you! We’re always striving to do things better and sometimes there are good reasons why we are unable to take every piece of feedback on board, but rest assured, we do read your comments and take copious notes.
3 – I NEED TO BUY ALL MY DLC AGAIN
ED: Not at all. All of our locos and routes will work automatically in TS2016 in the same way they have always done.
4 – DTG WILL STOP MAKING DLC FOR TS2016 WHEN THE UE4® VERSION COMES OUT
ED: We’re really excited about the UE4®, next generation Train Simulator, but we’re also just as excited about TS2016. In fact we have a long term plan to make sure we continue to bring great content to everyone for the foreseeable future. We’re sure you’re going to love what we have planned!
5 – I HAVE SPENT X NUMBER OF MONTHS/YEARS WORKING ON MY ADD-ON FOR TRAIN SIMULATOR, IT’S NOW COMPLETELY USELESS AND I’VE WASTED MY TIME
ED: Not at all! Our Partner Team is standing by to talk to you when you’re ready to release your content. No matter how much time you’ve spent, it will never be wasted – we’ll give you as much, or as little, help as you feel you need to make sure you can release your content on Steam with the minimum of fuss. Why not drop our Partner Team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
6 – TS2016 IS NOTHING MORE THAN A BUNCH OF BUG FIXES
ED: TS2016 will be the biggest Train Simulator ever and will include new features and game modes as well as a host of exclusive content you won’t be able to get anywhere else. Also, over the last few months we’ve been delivering updates and fixes to you so that we don’t have to wait for the next Train Simulator release to give them to you. We’ll continue to keep you posted on Train Simulator Patches as they happen, here on Engine Driver.
7 – TS2016 WILL BE A FREE UPGRADE AS USUAL
ED: In TS2016 we’ll be including some really interesting new features, game modes and exclusive content for you to enjoy. You’ll need to buy TS2016 to get access to all of this however. We’ll be revealing the exclusive new content to feature in TS2016 over the next few weeks. We’re certain you’ll love what we have in store for you!
8 – TS2016 IS THE UE4® VERSION
ED: We’re still working really hard on making the next generation, UE4®-based, Train Simulator as exciting as possible. But it’s not ready yet. Don’t worry though, we’ll be sharing the journey with you right here on Engine Driver. All of this means that TS2016 will be based on the same technology as Train Simulator 2015.
9 – THERE WILL BE NO FIXES FOR TS2015/TS2016 IN THE FUTURE
ED: We’re committed to making sure that whichever version of Train Simulator you own, we’ll continue to address known issues, for as long as it makes sense.
10 – MY DLC WON’T WORK WITH TS2016
ED: Don’t worry, all of your DLC will still work in TS2016!
We hope you’ll like what we have in store for TS2016. Our development team are certainly having fun building and playing it… We hope to have much more information soon, so please keep a look out here on Engine Driver – First for all your Train Simulator News.