Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 with a demo and an approximate release date

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Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2, the new sequel to the bestselling fishing game, will debut in Early Access for PC in the second part of 2021 – announced Ultimate Games S.A. The developers are preparing many improvements and novelties. A free demo is now available on Steam. In 2022 Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 will be released on consoles: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. A VR edition will also be developed.

Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 is being developed by the Polish studio MasterCode and will be published by Ultimate Games S.A.

The first instalment of Ultimate Fishing Simulator made its debut on PC in 2018 and was followed by a VR and console edition. It’s currently the highest-rated simulator in its category – 88% of the game’s Steam reviews are positive and it holds a Metascore of 70/100. As the publisher informs, the PC version of Ultimate Fishing Simulator alone has sold more than 210 thousand copies, while the number of sold DLCs exceeded 270 thousand.

Our goal is to set new standards when it comes to fishing simulators. Work on Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 has already suffered some delays, which is simply due to the fact that we want to deliver the game in the highest possible quality. The new instalment will significantly differ from the first one. We are preparing many different improvements and completely new elements. In a nutshell – Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 includes, among others, vastly improved graphics, additional third-person perspective mode (TPP), as well as new dynamic water and fish AI systems.

Rafał Jelonek, COO at Ultimate Games S.A.
Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 gameplay holding a fish caught on the line

MasterCode is also preparing many other novelties. The creators are promising, for example, a new version of the underwater camera with hook and fish close-ups, the possibility to fish in a given fishery during different seasons and a special fish routines system based, among others, on the time of the day. For example, the behaviour of a given species of fish during the feeding time will be different from their routines during the resting time.

As the creators indicate, Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 is a significant step towards an even more faithful representation of the reality of fishing.

When creating Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 we did not concentrate solely on avid fishing enthusiasts. We are working on two game modes – one of them will be simplified and aimed at new players, including those who have not had any contact with fishing before.

Rafał Jelonek

Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 – Trailer

A free demo of the simulator is now available on Steam and it will give the players the possibility to check out one of the fisheries, the American Jackson National Park – Snake River. The developers have explained that the location was created with river fishing in mind, and in the demo version, the fishery offers some of the content planned for the full version of the game.

Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 – features:

  • a new instalment of the top-rated fishing game of recent years;
  • numerous improvements and features;
  • diverse fisheries modelled on real locations;
  • maps with different seasons;
  • various fishing techniques (spinning, float, ground and fly fishing, sea, ice and beach fishing);
  • several dozen types of fish;
  • new dynamic water and fish AI systems;
  • FPP or TPP view;
  • boats, skills, trophies;
  • extended multiplayer mode;
  • licensed fishing equipment (such as Sakura).

The new simulator will be released on PC in the second half of 2021 – it will debut in Steam Early Access, which is planned to last around half a year. After the final release, the developers will concentrate on creating DLCs. In 2022 Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 is scheduled to premiere on VR systems and consoles: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.

Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 gameplay showing player holding their catch

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