Dovetail: Train Sim World sets a new bar for simulation sector

Simulation specialist Dovetail Games has said that its next generation Train Simulator title, Train Sim World, raises the bar for quality in the market.

Speaking to MCV, COO Jon Rissik said that the simulation sector has been blighted by some low quality releases, but that sim projects can now compete with ‘more traditional’ genres.

This follows Dovetail announcing it had secured a multi-million pound investment from UK finance house Alcuin Capital Partners. This is being used to build a new platform for simulation fans called Dovetail Live.

We are happy with our next iteration in the Train Simulator franchise, Train Sim World, which is built on Unreal Engine 4 technology,” Rissik said.

That goes into beta in December with a February launch date. That really is our mark in the sand of where we see the quality bar being for simulation moving forwards. Sims have been a much-maligned category that aren’t viewed in the same light as other more traditional genres. The sector has brought some of that on itself – there have been some lower quality entrants that haven’t helped. What we are able to now do with the new technology places us along the very best of triple-A entertainment.

There’s lots of work to do, but I feel we have positioned ourselves well. The investment [from Alcuin Capital Partners] only helps that.”

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