Developer Spiral House announced the sequel to the original PC Building Simulator software in March. So if you liked the original simulator or were fascinated by it, you now have the chance to try the new version. PC Building Simulator 2 (opens in new tab) press open beta on Friday, and the free trial period lasts until June 20.
In case you have not heard of PC Building Simulator before, the game is very true to its name. Originally, it was designated as a way to test different components in different cases in a 3D environment, so you could check out and optimize PC builds before buying the hardware. It grew to include many DLCs packed with components and peripheral models from different brands as a simulator game. The game consists of a career mode for PC building and repair shop and can even show you projected 3DMark reference results of the DIY buildings you conjured up.
PC Building Simulator first came out in the pre-alpha release on Steam in early 2017, but it would not be until early 2019 before it was a finished release, with a continuous stream of DLC content packages to follow. The sequel poses to “push the boundaries of virtual PC creation to new heights (and, of course, add better RGB).” In other words, there are more building and customization options than ever before, with enhanced graphics to spot your finished buildings.
In addition to greater component choices and improved graphics, the game designers say that there are innovative changes in the workshop experience for a more satisfying “career”. A career play-through offers at least 30 hours of play and access to 1,200 components, with licensed parts from all the most prominent names. Many of the changes in this sequel take many years of feedback from players, so they should be welcomed.
It’s easy to join PC Building Simulator 2 Open Beta. If you go to the Epic Games Store (EGS) page (opens in new tab) for the game, scroll down until you see a section showing ‘Editions’ and adding the Open Beta demo to your shopping cart. When you then navigate to your shopping cart, you can check out for $ 0.00. The beta provides one-hour career mode and an available build mode with a limited selection of parts. Epic is the publisher of this sequel, so it will be exclusive to EGS, at least in the first place.
Finally, anyone who downloads and fires up PC Building Simulator 2 open beta will receive a 15% discount on game purchases upon release. We do not have a fixed date for the release of this sequel on EGS, but it is said to be launched later this year.