2021 isn't a good year for fans of driving games. The next Gran Turismo and Need for Speed games have been delayed, with the next-gen Forza Horizon game nowhere in sight. However, if you need something to scratch that driving itch, astragon Entertainment's more sedate driving game, Bus Simulator 21, just received a final release date.
Scroll down to learn more about Bus Simulator 21.
When Is the Bus Simulator 21 Release Date?
Bus Simulator 21 is expected to release on September 7. The latest entry in the Bus Simulator series of driving video games will be available on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Drivers on the Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5 consoles will also get a chance to play Bus Simulator 21 courtesy of backwards compatibility.
It is currently unknown if astragon Entertainment plans on releasing a next-gen version or update of Bus Simulator 21 for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X.
Is There a Bus Simulator 21 Trailer?
astragon Entertainment first dropped a Bus Simulator 21 teaser trailer eight months ago. Since then, the independent video game developer has taken its sweet time dropping a new trailer every month or so, revealing the different buses that players will get a chance to drive in once the game releases in September 2021.
What Is Bus Simulator 21?
Bus Simulator is a follow-up to Bus Simulator 18. The game returns more than three years later to give drivers another chance to experience what it's like to drive real-world commercial passenger vehicles in a fictional city. However, unlike its predecessor, Bus Simulator 21 will expand the number of vehicle choices. Instead of just 8 fully licensed buses, Bus Simulator 21 will have 30 fully licensed buses for players to choose from and drive.
At the moment, astragon Entertainment has yet to release a full list of all the drivable vehicles in Bus Simulator 21. However, the trailers to date indicate that Bus Simulator 21 will include machines from Mercedes-Benz, BYD, Setra, Alexander Dennis, IVECO, Blue Bird, and many more.
If Bus Simulator 18 is to go by, all the drivable vehicles in Bus Simulator 21 should handle similarly to how they do in real life. The surprising amount of attention that astragon Entertainment paid into the minute details is helped further by Epic Game's powerful Unreal Engine 4 game engine. Also returning to Bus Simulator 21 is a career mode that lets players build their own transport company from scratch, with a multiplayer co-op option.