Developer Spiral House announced the sequel to the original PC Building Simulator software in March. So if you enjoyed the original simulator or were intrigued by it, now is your chance to test out the new version. PC Building Simulator 2 (opens in a new tab) will reach open beta on Friday, and the free trial period will continue until June 20.
In case you haven’t heard of PC Building Simulator before, the game lives up to its name. It was originally promoted as a way to try out different components in different cases in a 3D environment, so you could check and optimize PC builds before buying the hardware. It has grown to include many DLCs containing components and peripheral models from different brands as a simulation game. The game consists of a PC build and repair career mode and might even show you projected 3DMark benchmark results of the DIY builds you mentioned.
PC Building Simulator first released as a pre-alpha on Steam in early 2017, but it won’t be a finished release until early 2019, with a steady stream of packs of DLC content to follow. The sequel offers 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 visuals to observe your finished builds.
Along with a greater selection of components and improved visuals, game designers say there are innovative changes to the repair shop experience for a more satisfying “career.” Part of the career mode offers at least 30 hours of gameplay and access to 1,200 components, with licensed parts from all the top names. Many of the changes in this sequel use years of player feedback, so they should be widely welcomed.
Joining the PC Building Simulator 2 Open Beta is easy. If you head to the Epic Games Store (EGS) page (opens in a new tab) for the game, scroll down until you see a section that says “Editions” and add the Open Beta demo to your cart. When you then navigate to your cart, you can pay for $0.00. The beta features an hour of career mode and an accessible build mode with a limited selection of parts. Epic is the publisher of this sequel, so it will be exclusive to the EGS, at least initially.
Finally, anyone who downloads and plays the open beta version of PC Building Simulator 2 will receive a 15% discount on the purchase of the game when it is released. We don’t have a specific date for the release of this sequel on the EGS, but it will launch later this year.