What to look forward to: PC Building Simulator was one of the surprise hits of the year when it exited a long early access period back in 2019. As is the case with most successful things, a sequel is in the works and will be released this year.
PC Building Simulator 2 retains the core idea of the original while adding a few improvements. As you may have noticed in the video, the graphical fidelity of the components you will be manipulating has been improved, providing a more immersive experience.
At launch, over 1,200 individual PC parts are available from over 45 brands including Intel, AMD, Nvidia and a selection of boutiques; the developer says the hardware is “real”. You also get more customization options, “deeper simulation” of the PCs you’ll be building, and of course, RGB-lit parts.
PC Building Simulator 2 also comes with a career mode promising over 30 hours of “repair shop experience” oriented gameplay. According to a press release, this will innovate the original’s career mode by adding an improved and expanded feature set, including years of community feedback.
“For us, this is a chance to do a lot of things that we could not do before on a technical level. We aim to simultaneously add more depth to the simulation, expand customization options, improve tinkering, and make the game better. […] It’s hard work, but everyone on the team is really excited right now,” said Sam ‘Caliburn’ Hills, Senior Community Manager for PC Building Simulator.
The upcoming game is being created by British studio Spiral House, which has been developing games and helping companies since Commodore 64 Days. The original was developed by Kiss Claudu in partnership with The Irregular Corporation, the latter’s parent company Tonic Games Group was acquired by Epic Games last year, which explains why PCBS 2 will be an Epic Games Store exclusive.
It is not known exactly when PC Building Simulator 2 will arrive, but it will be released sometime this year. The original and the DLC have sold over 2 million copies, so the sequel will be popular too.