If you are into simulators that revolve around vehicles, then there is good news! Bus Simulator 21 is finally here. Three years after the last simulator game was released for PC in 2018, Bus Simulator fans can finally rejoice. There is a lot of new stuff that’s been added to the new Bus Simulator game and here we are, ready to share everything we know about Bus Simulator 21 release date, trailer, gameplay, system requirements, and more.
Driving buses in-game, exploring the map, and transporting people from one place to another is everything about playing a bus simulator game. Developers Stillalive Studios have had around 3 years or so to come out with their latest bus simulator game and, they have done so quite well. Let’s take a deep dive into what we know about Bus Simulator 21.
Bus Simulator 21 Release Date
Bus Simulator 21 was announced at Gamescom 2020 which was followed by the game’s teaser as well as the gameplay demo was released. The Bus Simulator 21 is now set to release on 7th September 2021.
Bus Simulator 21 Trailers
The Bus Simulator 21 teaser trailer was premiered on the 11th of August 2020. It showcases the cities, the traffic as well as a glimpse of the Alexander Dennis bus. The next trailer revealed was the Angel Shores trailer. Which showcases the various locations within the city. There is also a multiplayer mode trailer as well which lets you cruise around the city and do jobs with your online friends. There is also a recently revealed 4th of July trailer that shows off the buses dressed in the American flag liveries cursing around.
Bus Simulator 21 Gameplay
With regards to Bus Simulator 21 gameplay, we only have a good idea of what was released as a demo during Gamescom in 2020. The gameplay demo shows us the various NPC’s that have been upgraded and have even better outfits, better and improved graphics for the game as well as the wide range of cars based on the location you chose to drive in.
The game has two maps as of now, Angel Shores and Seaside Valley. Angel Shores is based around an American city. Various locations within Angel Shores include Highlander Park, Saint Antony, Baytree, Lakeside View, West Oakwood, Oakwood, Coyote Bush, Copperpot, Millbrook, Arnold Park, Denali Research, Gold Island, Pecunia, Indigo Hill, Timber Ridge, Valley Spring, Sunkiss, Seaview, Auris Harbor, Eclipse Bay, and Silverpark.
The seaside valley is more or less loosely based on a European City. However, there is no map trailer for this particular location. We could expect the developers to reveal locations within the Seaside Vally at a later date.
The game also has various kinds of difficulty modes as well as more kinds of play modes suitable for various kinds of players. Apart from that, you will also be creating timetables, managing various elements, buying and selling busses, planning routes as well as dealing with various kinds of passengers in the bus.
Bus Simulator 21 dynamic weather
In the new game, we will be getting to see various kinds of weather conditions be it storms, or rains, one will be able to experience it all within the game. Also, there will be day and night cycles in the game. You will be able to plan your trip and set stops at any time of the day.
Bus Simulator 21 realism aspects
With Bus Simulator 21 we can expect a lot of more realistic events taking place. For example, cars blocking around the bus stop, a few passengers asking for various odd and special requests like turning on the climate control, play music on the bus, etc. You will also be asked to inform people about listening to extremely loud music on the bus which disturbs other passengers as well as loud talkers. On a few occasions, you will also find a few people dodging away from paying tickets or even leaving litter on the seats.
Bus Simulator 21 bus fleet
We do get to see a fleet of 30 buses from various brands and a few buses that will be added on from Bus Simulator 18. You will get to drive around regular city buses, electric ones, and even a new double-decker bus. Here is a list of bus brands that have been officially licensed for Bus Simulator 21. You can click on the brand to check out the trailer of the bus in-game.
- Alexander Dennis
- Blue Bird
- Grande West
- IVECO BUS
- Mercedes Benz
We could see other buses that might make it to the game at a later date. You will be able to customize the bus with various liveries as well.
Bus Simulator 21 multiplayer mode and other features
You will be able to play with friends online but only cross-generation. This means that PS4 players will be able to play only with PS5 players and so on. The same goes for the Xbox consoles as well. Other features in the game now include the ability to jump to various bus stops, control the AI buses, and even the ability to fast travel to a particular location or stop. Of course, you will have various kinds of hazards and road works where you will have to manage around passing them.
Bus Simulator 21 mod use
You can also make use of mods to add more maps, busses, and stops to the game. However, this is only available for those on PC. Apart from creating mods, you can also share them with others and try out various other mods that have been designed by various people that will be available in the community, all thanks to the extended Modding Kit.
Bus Simulator 21 Platform Availability
The game was first announced for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. However, with the launch of the new generation consoles, you will be able to play it on PS5 as well as the Xbox Series X|S. On PC, you will also have support for controllers, and steering wheel setups too. The game will be available on Steam for PC, the PlayStation Store, and the Xbox Store.
Bus Simulator 21 System Requirements
The developers have revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements for the Bus Simulator 21 game. Here they are:
Bus Simulator 21 Minimum Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 / AMD Phenom II X4 830
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (2GB VRAM) / AMD Radeon R9 280 (2GB VRAM)
- RAM: 8 GB
- Storage: 20 GB
- Windows Version: Windows 10 64 bit
Bus Simulator 21 Recommended Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 / AMD FC-8140
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB VRAM) / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (8GB VRAM)
- RAM: 8 GB
- Storage: 20 GB
- Windows Version: Windows 10 6 bit
As a simulator game player myself, the new Bus Simulator 21 is something everyone has been waiting for a long time, and given that they have finally added Scania as a licensed bus brand, I’m sure, there are many others like myself hyped up for the Bus Simulator 21 release. Though, many people would still like to see a bit more details for the European city and what areas within the city do we get to drive around. It would also be a treat to see what the modding community has in store for the new game.
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