Paderborn, Germany (March 25, 2021) — Aerosoft, a prolific publisher of popular simulation games, and developer TML Studios, are pleased to announce today the Steam Early Access PC launch of The Bus, the latest title in the publisher’s award-winning roster. With closed borders and lockdown restrictions preventing most leisurely travel, Aerosoft and TML are bringing the stunning and modern city of Berlin to you! Thanks to photo-realistic graphics and a meticulously mapped out 1:1 virtual re-creation of Germany’s shining capital, players can hop in the driver’s seat (or take a stroll on-foot) and explore some of the city’s famous landmarks and bustling tourist hotspots for themselves. Board and deboard passengers, edit lines, routes, timetables, and tours, manage ticket sales, and if you feel like it, take a walk around the inside of your very own petrol-powered tourism machine.
“The Bus will tick all the boxes for hardcore sim fans looking for a detailed, immersive bus driving simulator, yet is a great jumping-on point for newcomers looking to experience the genre for the first time,” said Thomas Langelotz, CEO of TML Studios. “We’ve made a game with a deep and robust set of systems that will keep players with their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the beautifully rendered road ahead.”
Watch the official trailer here:
With several different game modes, support for the modding community, and even a planned multiplayer component, The Bus has a lot more to offer than your standard run-of-the-mill job simulator. The beautiful visuals are nice, but an immersive sim requires more than just some pretty window dressing. A robust weather system with all the sun, rain, and sleet Germany has to offer, along with a day-and-night cycle makes for a far more engaging experience that accurately represents the real thing. Of course, nobody wants to roll around an empty city, barren of life, so TML has implemented intelligent, realistic traffic, vehicles, and lights to create a deep and appealing gameplay experience that goes well beyond the staples of the genre.
Key Features of The Bus Include:
- Beautiful Berlin: You’ve never seen Germany’s capital city look this good, and luckily, it’s your job to show it off! Take your passengers to some of the city’s most famous hotspots and tourist attractions, including Potsdamer Platz and Tiergarten!
- Hardcores and Newcomers Welcome: Whether you’re a driving sim fanatic or new to the genre, The Bus has you covered with three different game modes: Realistic Campaign, Arcade, and Custom.
- Please Your Peepers with Pixel Polaroids: What’s the point in traveling without pictures to show off where you’ve been? The developers have put a lot of work into making their digital Berlin as pretty as possible, and thanks to a UI-free Photo Mode, players will be able to snap some shots of the stunning landmarks and cityscape!
- Left Lane is for Passing Only: AI-controlled vehicles, pedestrians, and traffic lights create a realistic and believable driving experience sure to please simulation fanatics seeking ultra-accurate attention to detail
The Bus is now available for Windows PC via Steam Early Access for $24.99 USD. Learn more and get The Bus or add it to your wishlist here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/491540/The_Bus/
Aerosoft is one of the leading publishers of deep simulation games, with 40 in-house staff and long-standing connections to many freelance developers and studios. The company also sells periphery products for simulation gameplay.
Aerosoft GmbH was founded in 1991 at the airport Paderborn / Lippstadt in Germany. They started out developing add-ons and periphery products for Microsoft Flight Simulator as well as training software for flight students. Since 2002, the company became a more full-fledged publishing company and branched out into other simulation genres. In 2020, Aerosoft released its first simulation games on consoles. Learn more at https://www.aerosoft.com/us/.