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Train Sim World 3

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Dovetail Games
Developer: Dovetail Games
Release Date: Sept. 6, 2022

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'Train Sim World 3' Training Center Gives You the Freedom To Experiment With Trains And Routes - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2022 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT

Train Sim World 3 will continue to break new ground in realism with new weather dynamics, longer routes, and a dedicated Training Center designed for new and experienced players alike.

Train Sim World 3 features a brand-new dynamic weather system delivering beautiful volumetric skies, all powered by a new lighting system enhancing realism and immersion. Trains can now be driven through the extremes of weather - snow, thunderstorms, and even the dreaded leaves on the line, each altering the driving experience and requiring players to pay close attention to track conditions. While tiny compared to the mighty machines, leaves on the line pose serious challenges for drivers as they can greatly reduce the friction between wheels and rail that trains need to pull their heavy loads of goods or passengers. 

In addition, the new Training Center feature offers a place to learn how to drive the locomotives featured in Train Sim World 3 on a brand-new route. With new gamers continually being introduced to the world of trains and new locomotives being added for experienced players, this feature is designed to ease everyone into the satisfying experience of operating large, powerful machines.  

Three routes demonstrate the variety of railway operations seen across the globe. California’s Cajon Pass, a location popular with railfans, provides the gradients to challenge BNSF’s ES44C4 and SD40-2 locomotives as they haul some of America’s longest trains from San Bernardino to Barstow. In Europe, the power is translated to pure speed as players concentrate on operating Germany’s high-speed ICE 3 and ICE 1 passenger trains across viaducts and through tunnels forming the longest route ever created in the Train Sim World franchise, the 116 mile/187 kilometer Kassel - Würzburg route.  

Speed is also pivotal in the extended and enhanced version of the fan favorite Southeastern Highspeed route, depicting the English county of Kent between London, Ashford and Dartford as well as the Chatham main line. Britain’s fastest domestic passenger train, the Class 395 ‘Javelin’, joins the slower, but no less engaging, Class 375 and 465 EMUs on busy commuter services southeast of the capital.

Freedom forms an important part of what sets Train Sim World 3 apart from previous releases. At the heart of this is the new Training Center where players can get to grips with the locomotive controls through a series of tutorials, and experienced players can experiment in a sandbox fashion. The Training Center area, effectively a whole new route, is inspired by a real-world test track in Germany with an area to explore at will in the cab of any of the game’s locomotives.

Training Center marks the beginning of an area of development in Train Sim World 3 that will ultimately ensure that future locomotive add-ons are not pinned to set routes, as they were in previous releases. In addition, all tutorials, regardless of where they are set, will be accessed through the Training Center interface giving players an easy place to navigate when learning the different modes of operation.

Outside of Training Center, players of Train Sim World 2 will be able to continue enjoying any previously purchased routes (compatible but will not include the new features) in addition to the three routes new Train Sim World 3: Kassel-Würzburg, Cajon Pass and the extended Southeastern Highspeed route.

Those purchasing Train Sim World 3: Deluxe Edition will also have the freedom of choosing steam, diesel or electric locomotives, with the addition of an upgraded version of the popular Spirit of Steam add-on.

Players of Train Sim World 2 and its add-ons will be able to continue enjoying its wealth of routes and locomotives, ensuring a smooth transition between titles. Future add-ons will also see locomotives ‘decoupled’ from their routes, allowing more freedom in being able to operate purchased locomotives beyond their intended setting.   

A selection of introductory packages will be available, from the “Starter Packs” containing the brand-new Training Center and 1 route expansion, to the Deluxe Edition which includes an upgraded version of the eagerly anticipated “Spirit Of Steam” add-on, that was released earlier this year for Train Sim World 2 and brought steam locomotives to the game for the first time. 

The title is available for pre-purchase digitally now on Steam and the Epic Games Store, PlayStation Store, and Microsoft Store with a Deluxe Edition available for £49.99/€59.99/$59.99 and four ‘Starter Packs’ each available for £29.99/€35.99/$39.99. The ‘Deluxe Edition’ can be pre-ordered with a 10% discount and all pre-order purchases will grant a 4-day Early Access pass to the game, as well as a bonus decal pack to use within the livery editor to share on Creators Club, the home of player customization in Train Sim World.

Train Sim World 3 is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam / Epic Games Store) on Sept. 6, 2022.

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