We hope you’ve been enjoying the ProMods 2.50 video content from our promotion partners. If you’ve not seen any yet, you can find links on our social media pages. But right now, it’s time for another blog preview. This time we’re looking at Hungary, before moving on to the first of a two-part preview of the Balkans.
Following new cities and rebuilt roads in the northwest and east of the country in previous versions, 2.50 focuses on western Hungary, including the border with Austria, the city of Szombathely, and the town of Sümeg with its hilltop castle. As well as the view of Sümeg Castle, Hungary developer Eryman highlights the scenery towns of Pápa, Sárvár and Veszprém to look for while driving through the new areas.
In addition, the ring road around the capital city of Budapest, the M0 motorway, has been reskinned.
There is so much new and improved content coming to the Balkans in 2.50 that we can’t cover it all in one blog post, so we’ve split it into a northern and southern part.
We’ll start with the brand new Istrian peninsula. Istria lies mostly in Croatia, but also includes Slovenia’s short coastline and a tiny part of Italy. The two largest cities on the peninsula are functional in-game: Pula (Croatia) with its Roman amphitheatre, and Koper (Slovenia), the country’s largest coastal city. They are linked to each other and neighbouring regions by roads featuring beautiful views.
While our expansions into the Balkans began in earnest with version 2.20 (2017), Slovenia was originally added back in 2015 with version 1.90. It may have been top-notch content back then, but five years will leave even the best mapping looking badly dated as techniques, assets and standards progress. Therefore, the entirety of Slovenia has seen some sort of upgrade in 2.50, ranging from reskins/refreshes to complete rebuilds. Prolific Balkans developer SeptianPJ has done a stunning job – you’d be forgiven for thinking that everything in Slovenia was 100% new content.
Scenes which have been in ProMods for so many years, such as the bridges of Maribor, the border with Austria through the Karawanken tunnel (and its distinctive border buildings), and the bridges and tunnels through the mountains can now be enjoyed at today’s quality standards.
The Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, is one of the regions rebuilt from scratch.
Efforts to improve the Balkans extend beyond Slovenia: the Croatian capital of Zagreb has also been rebuilt, while the Italian city of Trieste has been given a new breath of life thanks to a reskin.
As we said earlier, this is only the northern half of what is coming to the Balkans. Look out for the Southern Balkans preview in a few days.
In the meantime, our official video trailer for 2.50 was released yesterday (Saturday, 15th August), condensing the highlights of these previews and more into two exciting minutes, and hopefully getting you even more hyped. If you haven’t seen it already, make sure to watch it on our YouTube channel.