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Trucking simulator 'SnowRunner' launches on Xbox One and PC

Snowrunner
Snowrunner (Image credit: Focus Home Interactive)

Are you into trucking simulators? Well, if that's the case, then you'll be excited to know that SnowRunner is now available on Xbox One and PC. The game features a semi-open-world structure where you can explore areas like Alaska and Russia.

The game is available for $50 on Xbox One and is Xbox One X Enhanced. The title looks photorealistic on Microsoft's latest console at 4K resolution, but, unfortunately, the frame rate is limited to 30 frames per second (FPS). I would've liked to see a 1080p 60 FPS mode.

SnowRunner is a difficult game because you can't rush through the missions. Each road is unique and requires you to go slowly, making sure your truck doesn't bang into any trees or large rocks. Repairing damage is expensive, so is wasting fuel by pushing your machine to the limit when you don't need to.

In Windows Central's review, I wrote, "Simulation games are incredibly popular nowadays, and the latest title to hit Xbox One is SnowRunner. SnowRunner is made by developer Saber Interactive and is the follow-up to MudRunner. In my opinion, despite some glaring flaws, MudRunner pushed the boundaries of simulating extreme off-road conditions, and SnowRunner takes it a step further. As the name suggests, snow and frozen areas are the highlights of this new game because they're done incredibly well."

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.