Euro Truck Simulator 2 West Balkans Expansion
Announced in a blog post, the next Euro Truck Simulator 2 expansion will be set in the West Balkans region of Europe.
The scope of the expansion is enormous. Players will be able to explore the countries of Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia. From the early development screenshots, the variety of locations will cover everything from coastal towns to picturesque mountain passes.
According to the blog post, SCS Software started working on the expansion over a year ago, but development is still at an early stage. There’s no release date yet, but SCS Software says the West Balkans Expansion will launch “when it's fully ready and properly polished.” It is, however, available to wishlist on Steam.
Heart of Russia expansion cancelled
The West Balkans Expansion wasn’t the only DLC in development for Euro Truck Simulator 2. Last year, work began on the Heart of Russia expansion. Understandably, SCS Software has decided to indefinitely postpone the expansion during the conflict in Ukraine.
SCS Software explained in a statement: “When developing our games we try to be as apolitical as possible, in a way shielding the global player audience from everyday controversies. We quite like the idea that our shared passion, for a truck simulation, allows people to connect, to pay a virtual visit to a neighbouring country in peace, and to enjoy a hobby that we commonly share, rather than allowing anything divisive to set us apart.”
“But since our DLC, Heart of Russia, directly concerns Russia, and with so many people suffering, we decided to refrain from releasing the DLC so that it is not perceived in any way as being in support of or tolerance of the aggression.”