Without giving too much away, this author has spent his entire life travelling on the Cross-City Line from Lichfield Trent Valley to Birmingham New Street, so the fact the real-life route marks the next major expansion for Train Sim World 3 is blowing our mind. The 37-mile track already appeared in Dovetail’s PC-based railway simulator, but is being upgraded and overhauled for PS5 and PS4 – it’s not often you get to see your local train station rendered on a PlayStation!
For railway aficionados, the route is famous for its Class 323, which anyone who’s travelled in and around the Birmingham area will know has a pretty iconic sound to it. “As with Train Sim World 3’s core routes, all the latest weather and lighting features bring the suburban areas to life, including the brand-new dynamic weather system, beautiful volumetric skies, and the new lighting system,” the press release reads. No amount of visual features will make Erdington look nice, however!