Soedesco’s Truck Driver launched on Switch a few months ago and remains as one of the few realistic driving-sims for the hybrid. The game wasn’t half bad at launch, but there were some glaring issues related to its performance and visuals. But, it looks like the devs have gone ahead and polished it up, as has been outlined in the patch notes for the latest update, version 1.27.
This new patch for Truck Driver on Switch addresses a variety of bug fixes and other improvements, such as some quality of life additions.
Some of the fixes include a “drastic [reduction]” in game crashes, rain droplets spraying in the wrong direction, improved save game stability, and a few other improvements. Some additions made to the sim include new unlockable paint schemes, button mapping, random roadblocks, rumble strips that register controller vibrations, gamma configuration, new sound effects, a temperature gauge, and the disabling of motion controls by default.
Greasing the gears
Back when I initially reviewed Truck Driver for the Nintendo Switch, I was impressed by how well optimized it is for the system. But, the crashes to the Home menu were certainly not enjoyable at all. It’s good to see that the developers (though several months later) have been able to fix it. It’s also quite nice that even more quality-of-life features have been added. Here’s hoping that there are even more patches for Truck Driver along the way to further enhance the experience.
Beyond its glitches, Truck Driver is still a really nice experience. And, as mentioned before, there really aren’t many other games like this on the Switch currently (or on other consoles, for that matter). It’s certainly worth checking out if you’re a fan of driving simulation games, particularly classics like 18 Wheels of Steel and its modern-day sequels Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator.