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SCS Software have put out a statement about the Heart of Russia upcoming DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and they've decided not to release it. With the ongoing barbaric invasion of Ukraine from Russia, it's not exactly surprising that releasing a DLC expansion for a game that's focused on Russia might cause problems.

In their statement, SCS mentioned how they "try to be as apolitical as possible" but in this case, they simply could not stay silent on it "with so many people suffering, we decided to refrain from releasing the DLC so that it is not perceived in any way as being in support of or tolerance of the aggression".

Sounds like it's not completely cancelled though, as they will hold onto it until Ukraine can "rebuild and heal" so they will then "endeavour to find a way for our Heart of Russia DLC to play whatever part it can in that healing process, for everyone".

A tough situation for SCS to navigate through, considering all the effort they put into their work and their DLC are usually quite well received too due to the work they put in to capture the essence of the areas they add in.

You can buy ETS2 from Humble Store and Steam.

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anewson Jun 1, 2022
just thought I'd belatedly interject to say I think something they could do is expand the DLC to include Ukraine (as best they can under the circumstances), charge a few more bucks, and release it as a "Russia and Ukraine" DLC.
Eike Jun 1, 2022
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Quoting: KimyrielleThere is no such thing as a "legitimate sphere of influence". A nation's legitimate interests end at its borders and what happens an inch behind that, is none of their business.

Interestingly, Russia does get that principle the other way around: when their troops are assembling at their border and it's totally their right and no-one else's business.

Last edited by Eike on 1 June 2022 at 7:47 am UTC
eldarion Jun 1, 2022
Of course we would be blind if we believe they are not releasing this DLC because too many people are suffering. They are just afraid of the backslash and of not selling their product. And that's ok to say openly.
Eike Jun 1, 2022
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Quoting: mphuZ
Spoiler, click me
Let the United States and Europe stop fomenting war and sending weapons to Ukraine (some have already been sold from there to Syria), and Ukraine will sign the surrender. Then the war will end.

... or Russia retreats its troops to where they belong. Then the war will end.
Don't try to put the responsibility for this where it doesn't belong.
Russia has started this and it has all means to stop this.

PS: Remind me if I happen to see that you're beaten up by some guys on the streets that I'm not supposed to "foment" it.
Liam Dawe Jun 1, 2022
I think this is a good time to close the comments, as we keep seeing some wild stuff. Be nice to others. I hope Russia stop this barbaric invasion soon.
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