Euro Truck Simulator 2 was one of the surprise breakout hits of the simulation genre. It seems we can't just resist turning on the radio, winding the window down, and getting down to some trucking. However, nowhere is quite so synonymous with long-distance trucking as the good ol' US of A. Enter stage left - American Truck Simulator 2015.
ATS 2015 promises to be everything you loved about Euro Truck Sim, but cruising across the vast expanse of North America. Route 66, Big Sur, East Coast, West Coast; you name it, you can carry heavy goods on it via an articulated lorry. Dodgy diners and copious amounts of coffee sadly not included. If you want to get stuck into the VR dream come true, then make sure your big rig's up to the job with the American Truck Simulator 2015 system requirements.
American Truck Simulator 2015 Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 32-bit
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4600+ 2.4 GHz
- RAM: 4GB System Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 6770
- HDD: 3GB Free Hard Drive Space
American Truck Simulator 2015 Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 8 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
- RAM: 6 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 2048 MB Graphics Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280
- DX: DirectX 11
Now, first things first, SCS Software claim these requirements are subject to change as we get nearer the date. However, this set of requirements looks to be pretty much in line with what we'd expect, so they're unlikely to alter much. American Truck Simulator 2015 is a visual leap up from its predecessor, so we're seeing what were once the recommended requirements become the minimum. This would normally be cause for concern, but ETS2 is now three years old, so it's little surprise.
The GTS 450 and the Radeon HD 6770 are both several generations old and mid-tier at the time of release, so most gaming systems should be more than capable of performing here. The same applies to the processors, whiich are the best part of a decade old by now. You will see a doubling of the memory requirements, so make sure you're kitted out with 4GB, but installing more really isn't a very expensive or complicated upgrade.
The recommended requirements for American Truck Sim 2015 are likewise not too worrying. A semi-decent modern gaming system should breeze through this, and there's bound to be plenty of options to tweak like its predecessor if you want to squeeze out an extra few frames.
One area of worry is VR. While not coming with native VR support, American Truck Sim 2015 will no doubt get it quickly. To prevent motion sickness you're going to want an extremely high frame rate, so you could do with a rig above and beyond the ATS 2015 recommended system requirements.
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