Fans of the series can expect the next iteration later this year.

From the press release:

    Railsimulator.com Ltd., the leading innovator of rail simulation and modelling tools, announced today that the sequel to the best-selling and award-winning RailWorks 2 will launch worldwide on September 23. RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012.

    “We’re amazed and delighted by how enthusiastically the community has supported the RailWorks simulation line,” said Paul Jackson CEO of Railsimulator.com. “RailWorks 2 was a worldwide success last year not least because the wealth of add-ons allowed players to make the game truly their own. Our fans will be excited by what we’ve achieved with Train Simulator 2012, and newcomers to our products will be simply amazed.”

    Train Simulator 2012 promises to be the most advanced train simulator in the world, with the most up to date graphics available for the PC and numerous technical innovations to create the most immersive sense of reality yet seen in a PC simulation. Every aspect of gameplay and the in-game environment is designed to make the player feel that they are controlling the locomotive.

    With 15 highly detailed and accurate locomotives from the age of steam to present day and eight different routes featuring authentic signalling, stations and landscaping, the Train Simulator 2012 core set provides hundreds of hours of challenging gameplay. The RS Career System® allows players to compete against other drivers around the world, or they may choose to create the routes and collections of their dreams with a vast range of additional downloadable locomotives, stock and routes. Built-in tutorials make it easy for newcomers to get in the cab and start playing right away.