- The BNSF intermodal set has been remastered, check it out!
What is the map overhaul?
The map overhaul is a completely remastered version of the original map, which has nearly doubled in size, and features new industries, new trains, mission mode, and more!
Why has the game been remastered again?
During development of the original map for Global Rails: Revolution, we strayed too far from our original plan and overloaded the game with unnecessary trackage and highly excessive scenery. Dissatisfied with our work, we decided to start over and create a new map from scratch.
What trains are included in the new map?
Most trains from the previous version of the game were kept in the new map, however, some have been retired to better fit the intended atmosphere. Although this mostly applies to fictional trains, several others were cut out as well and can be found in-game as decorational items.
The game will be released in stages, each primarily focusing on a brand new region. All stages will also include new missions, trains, and badges to collect!
Clean Slate City is the chosen region in this stage, a bustling metropolis with level terrain and an abundance of modern skyscrapers and small buildings scattered throughout. It includes content based on the eastern United States.
Revelstoke Mountains is the chosen region in this stage, a vast tundra with mountainous terrain and several small towns, plenty of ground to cover, and hazards around every corner. It includes content based on Canada, Russia, and Switzerland.
The star of the show in the map overhaul, mission mode takes Global Rails to a whole new level by introducing a variety of rail-based scenarios to the game. Completing missions will grant you access to additional trains to operate in free-drive mode.
There is currently a total of 12 missions to complete with a large assortment of unique trains to unlock, including a grand prize for completing all of them! The amount of time it takes to complete a mission can vary depending on the chosen scenario, direction of switches, and other players.
We’ve added a large variety of new settings to the game, all of which can be accessed through the sidebar menu. These settings include the visibility of overhead signs, switch buttons, scenery, background noise, field of view, and more.
Sound System Improvements
A new sound system was added to the game that highly increases the chances of engine noises and running sounds properly playing and looping. The volume of all sounds from trains has also been adjusted so they’re more comfortable to be around.
Driver Interface Enhancements
The driver interface was reorganized and refined to better indicate the purpose of each option and improve readability throughout. Most notably, the speed settings menu received new icons and better color codes to be more straightforward and accessible.