Train Sim World is Made for Railfans

By Rebecca Smith,
Back in March, the Founders Edition of Train Sim World was released on Xbox One. This edition only contained the Great Western Express route, but next week there will be two more routes added to the game to create the "complete Train Sim World experience". Players who own the Founders Edition will be offered a discounted upgrade path, while the full package will also be available digitally and at retail.

Rapid Transit

The update will add the Rapid Transit and Northeast Corridor New York routes to the game. Rapid Transit puts players in the driving seat of one of Deutsche Bahn's DB BR 1442 ‘Talent 2’ trains as it delivers commuters along the S-Bahn S2-Line through Leipzig in Germany. Meanwhile, in New York, players will be delivering freight with the CSX GP38-2 locomotive, as well as passengers in an Amtrak ACS-64. You can also choose to be an engineer if you wish. The full list of game features includes:

  • Great Western Express, Rapid Transit and Northeast Corridor New York Routes
  • Hundreds of miles of rail rendered in stunning detail throughout
  • GWR BR Class 43 'HST', DB Schenker BR Class 66, GWR BR Class 166 'Networker Turbo Express', DB Mitteldeutschland BR 1442 'Talent 2' EMU, Amtrak ACS 64 'Cities Sprinter' and CSX GP38-2 locomotives and trains
  • Highly authentic operating characteristics and interactive controls
  • Accessible Tutorials for Beginners and Experts
  • Several challenging scenarios showcasing the included trains and their real-world operations
  • Complete 24-hour service timetable based on real-world operations

Another trailer for the game explains just how passionate the developers are about their creation and the world it recreates.

On July 24th, those who own the Founder's Edition will be given a chance to upgrade to either the standard edition of Train Sim World or a Digital Deluxe Edition that includes the CSX GP40-2 freight train to use on the Northeast Corridor New York route. The upgrade will be offered at a discount, although Dovetail hasn't specified how much this will be. Those who don't own the game yet will be able to purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition or the standard edition from the Microsoft Store, or they can choose to purchase the standard edition from retailers.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.