One genre on console that slowly becoming more accessible is that of the simulation genre. Recently we saw Microsoft Flight Simulator and Skyhook Games brought us Lawn Mowing Simulator. We’ve also seen a couple of Car Mechanic Simulators, a truck driving one, a bus driving one, and treasure hunting get one. House Flipper has us redevelop houses to sell and its DLC added gardening to the game. PC building has its own and we can even be a football manager. Now expect to see Gas Station Simulator.
What is Gas Station Simulator all about?
The Gas Station Simulator description is simple. The game is all about purchasing an abandoned Gas Station. Then set about renovating, expanding, and running it. Not in a city either. It’s along a highway set in the middle of a desert. But don’t think you’ll be doing anything. You’ll need to manage your inventory so monitoring your stock will be important. You’ll need staff so get hiring those employees. As well as getting it how you want it to look and managing it all, you also need to serve customers.
Buy an abandoned gas station and restore it to its full glory. Renovate, upgrade and expand upon the offered services to keep up with your clients demands.
Gas Station Simulator is proving a huge hit on Steam. It’s also outselling the also recent release of Deathloop, the Arkane hit with far more promotion.
Game Rant reported that in the last 24 hour period the following stats.
Gas Station Simulator’s peak concurrent player count for the last 24 hours is at 11,058, just barely over Deathloop’s 10,936 according to SteamDB.
So it’s pulling in the players to rival a far bigger more promoted release. For example in the UK, Deathloop is plastered all over billboards and the side of bus stops. Living in the UK it’s hard to drive anywhere and not see Deathloop advertised.
Next year it is set to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Naturally, it should be fully playable on current-gen hardware via backward compatibility. Also, if you’re curious about what to expect feel free to look at the launch trailer below
Is this a game you’d be interested in? As always, we would love to hear your thoughts.