The day is finally here: Bus Simulator 21 is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Hallelujah. I’m not saying that sarcastically, either – I’m a big fan of “boring” simulators and I spent the better part of last night picking up and dropping off passengers in and around Angel Shores, the first American city in the series.
Today, you can get bussin’ around in Bus Simulator 21 as it’s out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. And yes, you can play on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S as the game is backwards compatible. You can even play using a wheel controller set, if you have one.
Bus Simulator 21 promises to be the most advanced entry in the franchise yet. One would be disappointed if it wasn’t…
You’ll have over 30 licensed buses from top brands like Volvo, Scania, Mercedes-Benz, BYD, and more.
You’ll also be able to explore two full maps on both sides of the Atlantic. Angel Shores is the first American city in the franchise and you’ll have to adapt to the American road rules if you ply your trade here. Right on red? I didn’t know about that either.
If you’re more comfortable with the familiar European setting, Seaside Valley, which appeared in Bus Simulator 18, will be your go-to place. It also includes all of the map expansions from Bus Simulator 18, so it’s quite large and presents opportunities for lots of bus routes for your fledgling bus company.
You don’t have to go it alone, either, as Bus Simulator 21 supports multiplayer so you and your mates can go bussin’ around Angel Shores or Seaside Valley together.
For those who buy the game between September 7th and September 13th, the Angel Shores Insider Skin Pack DLC, which includes 10 additional bus skins, will be available as a freebie to download from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, or Steam.
The Extended Version of the game includes even more stuff, like the MAN Bus Pack which gives access to the MAN Lion’s City 12 bus and three additional MAN interiors for MAN buses.
If you just want the standard version to begin with, you can always buy the extra stuff separately at a later date.
Bus Simulator 21 Launch Trailer