Hi, I created this topic in German already but I saw we have many non German speaking members here. Therefore I created this topic in English now.
Look, I would love to see a lot of cities, but that really depends on the implementation of the map creation tool.
I think I wrote on another topic here before, but I'm slightly skeptical about this. Mostly because they will use the Unreal Engine to make this tool:
Take for example the Bus Simulator 18 workshop, they also created a map tool using the Unreal Engine, and well... Since the release of the game the community created only 4 maps, and two of them are mere uncompleted tests.
The problem with BS18 was: The map tool was so hard to set up that the community simply gave up.
So I really hope that TML does a different job here, make things more easily and less complex, like was for OMSI for example, yea ya I know, is a completely different engine, but a girl can dream, right?
I don't want to throw the bucket of cold water, but its what I think, I may change my thinking when they release the Map tool, and I try myself here.
I might be sceptical but I can't see them releasing a map tool while they wish to milk the DLC route for as much revenue as they can get. Problem is they are so slow in releasing DLC
You can have modding tools available and still gain revenue through DLC sales – examples are OMSI 2, ETS2, ATS, etc.
It's also a feature that is planned in the roadmap so it's not really a question whether or not they will be released.
It's important to note that all new modding tools are difficult at first, but with further practice they will only become easier – as Gil himself has mentioned.
I don't think there's much reason to be skeptical right now, I'm sure the team know how high the stakes are