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  Successor of the popular Bus Simulator game series for PC and consoles announced!
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08/11/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Düsseldorf/Germany, August 11, 2020 – True to the series’ trademark slogan “YOUR BUS. YOUR ROUTE. YOUR SCHEDULE.“ astragon Entertainment and stillalive Studios are happy to announce the successor of the popular Bus Simulator 18 for PC as well as Bus Simulator on consoles today. Bus Simulator 21 is coming to PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in 2021. The possibilities to make the game compatible with the upcoming generation of consoles is currently still being explored.

 

The official announcement trailer of Bus Simulator 21 can be found here:

https://youtu.be/F4udi0ypUyQ

 

With Bus Simulator 21 players can be looking forward to the most comprehensive part of the popular game series to date, with an impressive number of officially licensed and faithfully modelled buses by world-famous manufacturers such as Alexander Dennis as well as numerous additional globally renowned brands, which will be revealed at a later point of time. Bus Simulator 21 will not only offer the most modern vehicle fleet, but also introduce a double decker and electric buses for the first time in the history of the Bus Simulator game series!

With the help of this huge selection of buses players can then start driving on two huge maps: next to a reworked version of the predecessor’s European based city “Seaside Valley” (including its official map extension), Bus Simulator 21 will also offer a brand-new US-American setting – the city of “Angel Shores”, which finds its inspiration in the San Francisco Bay Area. Regardless if players will 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, players can be looking forward to experience the exciting everyday life of a bus driver like never before!

Just like its predecessors, Bus Simulator 21 will once more offer a cooperative multiplayer mode, so that players will be able to drive the lines of their self-created route network together with friends and build-up their team’s joint public transport empire. 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. If a player prefers to simply drive instead of taking care of the micromanagement of his local transport company down to the smallest detail, the intelligent AI will of course offer pure bus driving enthusiasts the option of having the planning tasks carried out automatically by the game.

The prospective bus driver in Bus Simulator 21 is again supported by Mira Tannhauser, the beloved virtual mentor first known from Bus Simulator 18. In her unique and charming way, Mira will not only gently introduce the players 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 of the game. Next to the campaigns, Bus Simulator 21 will come with numerous random events and side tasks as well as a sandbox mode where players are free to do what they want whenever they want and develop their individual bus empire completely according to their needs. Bus lovers and simulation enthusiasts can therefore be looking forward to the most extensive bus driving experience in the history of the popular game series!

 

Bus Simulator 21 will be released in 2021 on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

 

Please visit us at:

Homepage:    https://www.bussimulator-game.de/

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/BusSimulatorGame/

Twitter:    https://twitter.com/BusSimGame

Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/bussimgame/

Discord:   https://discord.gg/astragon

 

© 2020 Published and distributed by astragon Entertainment GmbH. Developed by stillalive studios GmbH. Bus Simulator, Bus Simulator 21, astragon, astragon Entertainment and its logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of astragon Entertainment GmbH. Manufactured under licence from Alexander Dennis Limited. Unreal® is a trademark or registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. “PlayStation Family Mark” and “PS4 logo” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Xbox One and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. All intellectual property relating to the buses and bus equipment, and associated brands and imagery therefore (including trademarks and/or copyrighted materials) featured in the game are the property of their respective companies. The buses in this game may be different from the actual products in shapes, colours and performance. All rights reserved. All other names, trademarks and logos are property of their respective owners.

 

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Press contact:

 

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Chris Rosario

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astragon Entertainment GmbH

astragon Entertainment (founded in 2000) ranks among the leading independent games publishers in Germany. Our versatile product portfolio focuses on high-quality technical simulation games such as Construction Simulator, Farming Simulator or Bus Simulator, but also covers complex economic simulations and strategy games. The distribution of the Big Fish franchise (Mystery Case Files, Dark Parables, Grim Tales) completes our exciting product range. Games by astragon are available world-wide on many different platforms such as consoles, smartphones, tablets and PC. Please visit us for more information at http://www.astragon.de/en/.

stillalive studios

stillalive studios is an award-winning game development team whose goal is to create dynamic and unique games. The company was incorporated in early 2013 in Innsbruck (Austria) and today counts about 20 members. We are an experienced and enthusiastic team of game developers embracing both gameplay and technological challenges, working with both Unity and Unreal. For more information visit http://stillalive-studios.com/.