Let’s farm, and let the good times grow! Farming Simulator 22 is now available on PC and consoles. Developer and publisher GIANTS Software introduces the most extensive agricultural simulation to date, including a multitude of new features. From production chains forming agricultural empires, to crossplay multiplayer. The accompanying Launch Trailer tells the emotional story of an aspiring new farmer.
Farms are growing bigger - just like the series
Farming Simulator 22 enhances the farming experience on every level: Seasonal farming adds (snowy) challenges, production chains more depth, new ground working mechanics more agricultural diversity, and an improved sound design more immersion.
A brand-new build mode and character creation tool promote creativity and player freedom on three distinct maps, inspired by southern France, the US-Midwest and the European Alpine region. All types of farmers will find the perfect landscape to build their farm and dive into agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry. It is their choice whether they focus on the large variety of crops or tend to cows, sheep, chicken, pigs, and horses – even bees. Thanks to cross-platform multiplayer, it’s also easier than ever to cooperate.
With over 400 authentically digitized vehicles and tools from brands like Case IH, CLAAS, Fendt, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, New Holland, Valtra and many more, the fleet of agricultural machinery grows, too. New machine categories allow farmers to create lush vineyards and olive orchards. Grapes, olives and sorghum are added to the range of crops.
Cultivated, fertilized, and now self-published
Christian Ammann, CEO of GIANTS Software, proudly comments: “It’s an amazing accomplishment that marks a striking milestone on multiple layers of the company’s history: Farming Simulator 22 is our first and globally self-published title, it’s the most extensive entry of the series to date, and it’s the result of our huge ambitions that will nourish our plans to realize even more potential in the future. It’s not just a milestone, it’s a stepping stone, as well.”
GIANTS Software also improved the foundation: On the technical side, the new GIANTS Engine 9 features DirectX 12, NVIDIA DLSS support, texture streaming and a lot more to optimize graphics and performance on all platforms. The official mod support, for PC and consoles, is also guaranteed. Just like with previous versions, the developers themselves test user content to publish their creations for free on the in-game ModHub.
Farming Simulator 22 is available for PC, Mac, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Stadia. A Year 1 Season Pass is available to extend the game with even more content in the future. Visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area for more information.
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When Farming Simulator 22 launches in just a few days, newcomers might need guidance. Cultivators, plows, subsoilers – players new to the world of agricultural simulation can struggle to distinguish these tools with their individual benefits to field preparation. The Farming Simulator Academy is designed to make the first steps in Farming Simulator 22 a whole lot easier. An introduction video prepares for the following lessons.
Tutorials accompany player progression
With no experience in farming, whether real or simulated, players might look for a place to receive help, quickly. That's why developer and publisher GIANTS Software introduces the Farming Simulator Academy: Offering text and video tutorials, the Academy is meant to help all players seeking advice for a variety of early challenges.
“We want to offer expedient help provided by our game experts themselves”, says Dennis Reisdorf, Content Marketing Manager at GIANTS Software. “We basically want to take their untrained farmer-hands and accompany them while they advance on their very first farm. If you think a power harrow is a Swedish metal band, you’ve come to the right place.”
Tutorial series will grow over time
From "how to set up a save game" and “how to plant and harvest grapes" up to "how does animal husbandry work", the tutorial series will cover the most frequent problems of aspiring farmers while reflecting the natural progression of a beginner. The further they get, the more in-depth the topics will get.
With the ground cultivated, and the first tutorials planted on farming-simulator.com/academy, the Farming Simulator Academy will grow over time: GIANTS Software starts with the basics and extends the series with more tutorials in the following weeks and months.
The best time to get into farming is now!
Farming Simulator 22 releases on November 22nd for PC, Mac, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Stadia. Visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area for more info.
Farmers don’t need to worry about their resolution and frame rate as Farming Simulator 22 on PC will feature NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA DLAA. A comparison video of NVIDIA DLSS by NVIDIA shows the clearly noticeable performance improvement, while a new game trailer shows the snowcapped landscape of an Alpine region.
Better quality and performance on RTX cards
Thanks to DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling), Farming Simulator 22 will be sharper and smoother on systems running with graphics cards of the GeForce RTX series – boosting resolution, image quality and frame rate.
The already popular DLSS-option allows players to output Farming Simulator 22 in 4K, for example, while it is only rendered at 1080p resolution. DLSS uses AI to boost frame rates and generate beautiful, sharp images for your games. The result: higher frame rates without a noticeable loss in image quality compared to native 4K!
The more recent DLAA technique is an AI-based anti-aliasing mode for users who have spare GPU headroom and want higher levels of image quality. It uses the same technology powering NVIDIA DLSS, giving you even better graphics in your games.
Atmospheric invitation to Erlengrat
With DLSS enabled, farmers can enjoy the sight of Erlengrat, where the snowflakes fall particularly smoothly due to the performance boost. A new map trailer invites all players to the mountainous landscape inspired by the European Alpine regions. After Elmcreek, set in the US-Midwest, and Haut-Beyleron, inspired by Southern France, farmers can now get a sneak peak of all three available maps in the game.
Tractors roaring, bees buzzing and chainsaws rattling: It’s all part of Farming Simulator 22, when it launches on 22nd November. The latest trailer details the picturesque Haut-Beyleron (o bɛlʁɔ̃) as the right place to build your farm. It’s one of three diverse settings available for agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry.
Inspired by illustrious Mediterranean areas in the South of France, like Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur or Beynac-et-Cazenac, this vast map is ideal to create a lush vineyard or an olive orchard. These crops are new in Farming Simulator 22 and can be processed further into grape juice, raisins, or olive oil for additional revenue. The rural landscape invites for exploration and players can experience traditional gondolas, an old castle and many more sights.
Open for business
48 fields are spread all over the varied Haut-Beyleron map in various shapes and sizes – with the option to create more. Thanks to the new production chains, players can extend their operation with various factories to create a whole business empire. And not only on their own, multiple famers can occupy different locations on the map and join each other via cross-platform multiplayer.
It’s almost time to start the tractors, as Farming Simulator 22 is less than three weeks away. Developer and publisher GIANTS Software releases a new Garage Trailer to provide machine enthusiasts with a foretaste of the impressive agricultural vehicle fleet available in the game.
Hundreds of authentic machines available
Over 400 authentically digitized machines and tools from Case IH, CLAAS, DEUTZ-FAHR, Fendt, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, New Holland, Valtra and many other renowned brands from all over the world will be available in Farming Simulator 22.
As always, GIANTS Software, in close cooperation with the respective manufacturers, paid close attention to detail – up to the last bolt of each machine. The Massey Ferguson MF 8S tractor will be equally authentic as the Mack Super-Liner 6x4 by Mack Trucks or the New Holland Braud 9070L grape harvester that is introduced alongside the brand-new crop.
Designed more realistic than ever
It’s not just the visuals: GIANTS Software’s sound department greatly enhanced the audio aspect with real-time sound transformations responding to the environment, and even more mechanical details like moving lids, bolts and a lot of hydraulic components making noise.
“Farming Simulator 22 contains not only the biggest fleet of agricultural machinery of the series. It’s also the most accurate and extensive digitization of real farming tools – something to be proud of. We thank all our partners for the continuing partnerships that made it possible”, comments Thomas Frey, Creative Director at GIANTS Software.