Simulator games have been around for a long time and there sure is a significant player base for such games. You can find numerous types of simulator games out there. They could be ones from occupational to vehicle one and the hundred others in between. In the world of vehicle simulators, there are plenty of such games. At the same time, there’s a new one that will be making its way to everyone’s PCs very soon.
The new simulator game in question is called SimBus. SimBus is a brand new bus simulator game that is expected to be released sometime later this year. When we talk about bus simulators, a good number of bus simulator games come to mind. Anyways, without wasting much time, here is everything you need to know about the brand-new bus simulator game.
Here we take a look at what we know so far about the game in terms of gameplay, release date, and other in-game details that can be quite useful to bus simulator fans out there.
SimBus Release Date
SimBus was announced way back in November 2020. Since then the developers have revealed only a single announcement trailer. The trailer shows off the different buses and the routers that you will be able to drive through. However, when it comes to the release date information, there’s nothing much to be known. The release date is yet to be revealed by the developers. However, people expect the game to be released later this year or early next year.
SimBus – Publisher and Developer
SimBus is being developed by SimRail S.A. the same team behind the early access SimRail game that was released earlier this year. PlayWay S.A. is the publishing team for SimBus. There are a good number of popular games that have also been published by PlayWay S.A such as SimRail, Car Mechanic Simulator 21, House Flipper, Cooking Simulator, WW2 Rebuilder, Prison Simulator, and Thief Simulator just to name a few.
Simbus Trailer and Gameplay
Looking at gameplay footage or for that matter the trailer, the developers have only released one trailer that you can check out by heading here. When we take a look at the trailer, we get to see various buses including old ones. If you have always wanted to see what old buses look like and how they sounded and drive around rounds, then you will love this game.
The trailer shows off very little gameplay. You can see the buses on their routes going out and about collecting and dropping people at different bus stops. You can easily create and manage these routers. What makes the game outstanding is its graphics. The graphics and audio for the game are quite realistic. Considering what we have seen from SimRail, we can expect SimBus to be along the same lines or even better.
SimBus Bus Customization
Being able to customize the bus according to your liking is important, especially in a simulator game that involves vehicles. Sure, you could always go ahead and design liveries of buses that are present in real life, but having your own brings creativity to the game. You can easily recolor your buses as well as be able to set up your routes and bus stops across the maps. Buses in SimBus will be from the US, UK, and China, so yes a large variety of buses for you to drive and explore in.
SimBus Modes and Platforms
The good thing about SimBus is that you get access to multiplayer mode right away. You will be able to see your friends driving around in real time on the map. There will be little name tags on top of the bus to indicate who is driving. With regards to platform availability, so far the game looks like it will be made available for PC via Steam. There is no information about the game being released on other game consoles or for that matter even on cloud gaming services.
SimBus System Requirements
Now, the developers have not revealed any system requirements for the game as of now. The same goes for a lot of other information out there. But, if we are to assume what the system requirements will be for SimBus, this is what we can expect.
Minimum System Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i5 4680 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
- OS: Windows 7 64 bit
- RAM: 8 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 560
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage 50- 60 GB
Recommended System Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4790 or AMD Ryzen 7 1700
- OS: Windows 10
- RAM: 16 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Ryzen RX 590
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 50 – 60 GB
Note that the system requirements mentioned here can either remain the same for SimBus or can even change. The article will be updated as and when there are official system requirements
Since the game’s release date is yet to be revealed to the public along with other information, you can try out and play with other Bus Simulator games that are available on steam. Here is a list of such Bus Simulator games that you can play.
- The Bus
- Bus Simulator 21
- OMSI 2
- Fernbus Simulator
This sums up everything you need to know about SimBus. There’s a lot more information that needs to be revealed. So far the game does look promising. We do hope that the developers bring this game to the masses so that all of us bus fans can enjoy driving around buses from different parts of the world.