Fernbus Simulator

Fernbus Simulator is a bus simulator game developed by TML-Studios and published by Aerosoft for Microsoft Windows. The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and was available on 25 August 2016 worldwide.

Fernbus Simulator
Fernbus cover.jpg
Cover art of the game featuring a MAN Lion's Coach
Developer(s)TML-Studios
Publisher(s)Aerosoft
EngineUnreal Engine 4
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Release
  • WW: 25 August 2016
Genre(s)Vehicle simulation
Mode(s)Single-player

GameplayEdit

 
The game simulates the Flixbus.

Fernbus Simulator is set in Federal Republic of Germany, offering a route network of approximately 20,000 kilometres and 40 German cities that is built in a scale of 1:10.[1] The game features quite the same gameplay of the similar-genre video game Euro Truck Simulator 2, which includes construction sites, traffic congestion, police patrols and traffic collision, with dynamic weather and day-night cycle are available in the game.[2] The game also provides the licensed MAN Lion's Coach of Flixbus, allowing players to drive on highly detailed German motorways.[3]

Development and releaseEdit

Fernbus Simulator is developed by a German-based game studio TML-Studios, the developers of the City Bus Simulator series and the World of Subways franchise.[3] It is powered by Unreal Engine 4 of Epic Games.[4] The game was released on 25 August 2016 for Microsoft Windows.[5]

ReceptionEdit

The game is well-sold on the digital distribution platform Steam, but often comes in criticism and gets a mixed rating.[6] The game is often used to compare with Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator, and gets praised on the design of the game in terms of atmosphere, motorways, residential areas and detailed bus cockpit.[7] However, bugs, missing textures, insufficient to reality and a lack of long-term motivation makes the game widely criticised.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fernbus-Simulator". Welt (in German). 28 August 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Fernbus Simulator von Aerosoft macht euch zum Buslenker". heute.at (in German). 29 August 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Fernbus Simulator". Aerosoft (in German). Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Worldwide Fernbus Coach Simulator launch on August 25th". Steam. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  5. ^ Stone, Tim (5 August 2016). "The Flare Path: Topical Titbits". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  6. ^ Bachmann, Rhonda (26 August 2016). "Fernbus Simulator: Aerosofts Fernreise-Simulator mit starkem Steam-Einstieg trotz Kritik". pcgameshardware.de (in German). Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  7. ^ Schnelle, Mick (1 September 2016). "Fernbus Simulator test". gamersglobal.de (in German). Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  8. ^ Marco (26 August 2016). "DER FERNBUS SIMULATOR IM TEST". gptimes.de (in German). Retrieved 14 May 2020.

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