It's been a few long years, and people are still having trouble finding some key components for a decent price. But at least later this year, you'll be able to pretend that's not the case. Developer Spiral House today announced that PC Building Simulator 2 will release sometime in 2022.
The game will be an Epic Games Store exclusive, unlike the original, which was also on Steam. Epic is publishing this game.
Spiral House's announcement is light on details, but the developer is promising a career mode spanning at least 30 hours, as well as better graphics and more than 1,200 officially licensed components and other products from companies like Intel, AMD, Nvidia and Thermal Grizzly. The developer is also promising "a host of new features to deepen the PC building experience, and steps up the realism of hardware and software simulation."
The game's trailer shows a lot of RGB lighting, as well as stickers, a spray paint can and decals. It appears PC Building Simulator 2 is going to go heavy on the customization options.
The game's exclusivity may not be a complete surprise to some; Epic made the original PC Building Simulator free last fall, so there's at least a bit of an existing relationship. The company claims that 11 million people took advantage of that deal.
The original game launched in 2018 and has since seen two expansions for the career mode as well as seven DLC packs. During the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing component shortage, PC Building Simulator felt to some like the only way to build a PC at all, especially with the best graphics cards, best CPUs and other parts being hard to find for months or years on end.
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But will I be able to run benchmarks on my virtual PC builds!?Reply
more importantly, will I finally be able to cable manage my virtual PC builds? :LOL:Reply
I really wish there was a potato achievement, build a pc for $100 with shady deals and bargain \ garbage parts :LOL:.Reply
I think that's actually a thing, at least "virtual" benchmarking. I haven't tried the original game yet, but it apparently includes a simulated version of 3DMark as a means of benchmarking the systems. I wouldn't be surprised if the sequel were to add additional simulated benchmark software as well. Probably not good to base a review on though. : DJarredWaltonGPU said:But will I be able to run benchmarks on my virtual PC builds!?
JarredWaltonGPU said:But will I be able to run benchmarks on my virtual PC builds!?
Only "synthetic" benchmarks.
How realistic this is. Is there scalper market and you have to hit f5 several times and still not get GPU at msrp price if at all?Reply
Because this is simulation, it should be as accurate as possible!