Explore Berlin in a Stunning 1:1 Scale in Aerosoft’s New Driving Simulation, The Bus
Don’t Let the Concept Fool You — This Ain’t Your Momma’s bus-driving Simulation
Aerosoft and developer TML Studios are pleased to unveil The Bus, the latest title in the publisher’s roster. Launching on Windows PC via Steam Early Access on March 25, 2021, The Bus ushers in the dawn of a new era in city bus-driving simulation games. Take to the busy streets of Berlin, Germany, on an impressively realistic 1:1 scale, transporting city folk from destination to destination on custom-designed routes that hit all of the vibrant districts, tourist attractions, and popular landmarks along the way. With incredibly high-resolution visuals, players will get an immersive and realistic “public transportation” experience, all from the comfort of the driver’s seat.
“The Bus is a completely new kind of city bus simulator and will, without a doubt, have a significant impact on the future of the genre,” says Winfried Diekmann, CEO of Aerosoft. “We have already published several highly successful titles with TML Studios, and are firmly convinced that The Bus will see great results.”
“With The Bus, we are depicting Berlin on an extensive and detailed scale. This makes the game extremely realistic and immersive, perfect for casual or hardcore sim fans,” said Thomas Langelotz, CEO of TML Studios. “But what makes it truly special is that, in addition to the next-gen driving simulation, we are also including a deep economy mode, a plethora of modding tools, and, above all, a multiplayer mode. This combination is unique to the genre, and The Bus is sure to set a new standard for simulations of its type.”
The Bus’ massive, meticulously detailed in-game map allows players to edit lines and routes, timetables, tours, and more. Board and deboard passengers, oversee ticket sales, and maneuver through AI-controlled traffic that features a variety of vehicles, pedestrians, and complex traffic light routines. With the “Free Movement” feature, players can even explore the world “on foot” and walk freely inside of their busses. Dynamic weather patterns make for unpredictable workdays, while the full day and night cycle crank the immersion up to a whole new level.
Early Access Special Features:
- Three Modes: Realistic Campaign, Arcade, and Custom
- Mouse support for convenient driving control with simple keyboard and mouse setup
- Supports many gaming steering wheels with or without pedals
- Supports Tobii Eye Tracking and TrackIR
- “Photo Mode” allows for high quality, UI-free screenshots
- Two integrated web radio channels: DoubleBass.FM and FlashBass.FM