Trucking actually can be an interesting and fun time in real-life, but American Truck Simulator (along with it's Euro counterpart) takes it to a whole 'nother level, something you wouldn't even expect. And it's a true simulation of what to expect.
The trailer shows off some of the long-distance hauling that you can do in-game, going through some of the impeccably detailed locations. The level of detail is actually pretty astonishing, considering the wide swathes of the country that have been rendered. But really, you're just cruising along, getting your cargo from point a to point b.
I'm curious how they're going to handle the loading and unloading of cargo. Or if you're able to work for real trucking companies and haul their respective industries stuff. Train Simulator and Farm Simulator definitely go to great lengths to give you the entire experience, boring and tedious bits and all. There's definitely a niche for this, and it could be a surprise game for nearly anyone.
American Truck Simulator is scheduled to release on February 3rd on the PC.