American Truck Simulator teases a 'colorful' new journey through America's rugged wilds

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American Truck Simulator (opens in new tab), which finally got openable windows (opens in new tab) in a big update in February, is going someplace new—and it's up to you to figure out where.

You don't actually have to guess the new destination—there are no prizes involved, and I'm sure that all will be revealed in good time—but it's a fun little tease for some new road time in one of our favorite (opens in new tab) niche driving sims. Not being a citizen of the US myself, I really have no idea where these roads could roll, but the teaser reminds me a lot of Far Cry 5 (opens in new tab), which was set in Montana. Does Montana have a desert? Yes it does (opens in new tab)!

Setting side my Ubisoft-derived geographical insights, however, a hint at the tail-end of the teaser—"Get ready for a colorful ride"—may be more useful in determining where we're headed next. "Colorful"— Colorado, anyone? As much as I'd enjoy the opportunity to talk about prairie oysters (opens in new tab) again, I'm thinking the Centennial State is probably the better bet. 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.