How do I convoy my excitement? Euro Truck Simulator 2 Multiplayer Mod hits open alpha 1 May

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Trucking can be a lonely business. Just you and miles and miles of open road. The same is true of Euro Truck Simulator, the game has been single player since launch. From the 1 May that will no longer be the case. Thanks to the Euro Truck Simulator 2 Multiplayer Mod you will soon be able to truck with your friends.

Back in March the developers put out a trailer showing what a world with multiple trucks will look like:

From the 1 May the multiplayer mod will be released in open alpha.

“ETS2MP is an upcoming mod for the game Euro Truck Simulator allowing you to participate in convoys with people from all over the world on our Global Servers!,” write the developers. “ Make new friends as you venture around Europe ensuring that you stick to the time limits or your company might get a fine! Trucking could never be more real with the use of a CB Radio to communicate with the others around you, however don’t forget mistakes can cost you!

“Also within ETS2MP’s global servers there will be extra custom maps available for you to drive too such as the ‘Meeting Point’ created especially for special events. You can either power around Europe on your own or you can join one of many Virtual Trucking Companies created for the ETS2 community, with the CEO able to buy and sell trucks, hire and fire drivers you need to keep up the good work or face the sack! Will you cope?”

You’d be forgiven if you stopped reading after reading the word ‘convoys’. Here, let me satisfy your desire:

Hopefully a couple of us can get together and try this mod out on release day. Steve’s quite the fan: