New update introduces Weather System and Unreal Engine 5 to the train simulation game


Railroads Online by developer Stefan Kelnberger and publisher astragon Entertainment receives an extensive update including a new day-night cycle, weather system, as well as an upgrade to the Unreal Engine 5. Likewise, a new trailer introduces the game's railroads.

Under the name "The Weather & Sky Update", the railroad simulation Railroads Online gets an extensive package of innovations. Among other things, a day-night cycle brings even more reality into the game. Players will be able to transport goods during sunrise or sunset, as well as under the starry sky at night. The length of each time of day can be customized, and any specific time of day can be selected. With the brand-new weather system, new weather conditions are added. These include fog, light drizzle but also heavier rain and thunderstorms. Additionally, snowfall and snowstorms can occur. These settings can also be selected individually.

Railroads Online also switches from the previous Unreal Engine 4 to the new Unreal Engine 5 with the new update. Thus, the project sets an important course to create maximum immersion for railroad fans in the future with new improvements and engine support.

A new trailer features the locomotives of the game

Railroads Online is already available in Steam Early Access and costs 29.99€ 29.99€/34.99$/27.99£. The game is part of the Steam Summer Sale and gets a 20% discount until July 03. Railroads Online has been developed by Stefan Kelnberger, together with various artists. Since the end of 2022, astragon Entertainment has been responsible for the game as publisher. 

About Railroads Online

In Railroads Online, players create the railroad network of their dreams. In a large open game world, rails, switches, and stations must be built in order to transport different goods in authentic locomotives. The map is based on the American Midwest, in a time known as the golden age of railroads. Through profitable management of the players, more vehicles or wagons can be unlocked.
Railroads Online features both singleplayer and multiplayer mode with up to 16 players. In order to build a seamlessly functioning rail network as efficiently as possible, joint projects must be planned and tackled together in multiplayer. A good division of labor helps to complete several tasks independently of each other. Railroads Online uses the advanced physics systems of the Unreal Engine to create the most authentic railroad simulation possible, rendering collisions and forces dynamically in real time for maximum immersion. This can sometimes cause trains or wagons to derail if the curves are too tight or sections of track are driven by players at too much speed.
•    Open sandbox game world to explore 
•    Online multiplayer mode with up to 16 players 
•    Build your own railroad infrastructure, including tracks, switches, stations and more
•    12 authentic, detailed locomotives and equipment 
•    Realistic railroad physics system and operation of locomotive controls, valves, brakes and equipment 
•    Earn money by transporting goods to develop your own business and buy more locomotives, cars and equipment 
•    Customizable locomotives

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