trainz simulator 2009: world builder edition, or ts2009, was released for digital download on 27 november 2008, and the first boxed copy orders were shipped in mid december 2008. despite its name, the world builder edition is the full version, and the first to be evolved by the new team of programmers hired after aurans post-bankruptcy reorganization and the trainz franchise became the property of n3v games. the sub-title refers to the many improvements in the world builder software, the surveyor module. the version also made certain changes to the simulators data structures to enable better graphics capabilities, the first to use multi-core microprocessor technologies and to take advantage of graphics card advances such as built in graphics processors. it doubled the amount of video ram and ram memory the game could utilize.
it was also at this time that the trainz franchise left the playfirst family of games and became a part of the trainz 4 family of games owned by n3v games. the first appearance of trainz 4 was in june 2009 with version ts2009e, but its first release on 25 may 2009 was trainz 4: world builder edition. in october 2009, it was announced that both the trainz 4 and trainz world builder series would be released at the same time as the two games were rolled into one. 59ce067264