Farming will be as sweet and delicious as ever: Developer and publisher GIANTS Software introduces new beekeeping features to produce honey, and greenhouses to grow juicy strawberries, healthy lettuce and tomatoes in Farming Simulator 22. A new trailer also shines light on the livestock animals, even cuter than before, as well as the new wildlife whirling around through fields and forests.
In combination with the new production chains, farmers can extend their operation significantly through more options and produce way more than just the usual crops. This way of direct and local distribution allows for more complexity, especially in multiplayer mode with multiple farmers working together.
Let’s make some money, with honey!
The irrefutable importance of bees shows itself in Farming Simulator 22 through various effects on the farm: By placing beehives in proximity to canola, potatoes, and sunflowers, the yield of said crops will rise thanks to pollinating. Of course, the bees also do what bees do best: produce a sweet, golden and viscous substance.
Stored on generated pallets, beekeepers (preferably wearing the new protective beekeeping suit) can either sell honey directly or deliver it to the cereal factory, where it’s used among other ingredients to produce a crunchy breakfast product. While the beehives in varying sizes are productive during warm seasons, they will only serve as a place for a buzzing slumber party when it gets cold.
Greenhouses to secure income during winter
With seasonal cycles coming to Farming Simulator 22, virtual farmers need to prepare for winter. While plowing snow and tending to livestock, additional income can be generated by building greenhouses in varying sizes. With plants and trees withered during the cold months, growing strawberries, lettuce and tomatoes will still provide a green sight – as long as fresh water is provided. And the profitability of the farm during winter is guaranteed.
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.
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Developer and publisher GIANTS Software did some groundwork and introduces more gameplay mechanics for Farming Simulator 22: With mulching, stone picking and soil rolling, three new ground working features will extend the virtual experience. The more realistic depiction of agriculture allows players to improve their soil quality even further.
Mulching: way more than bark chips for your backyard
While mulching is prominently known in domestic gardening through use of bark chips, in Farming Simulator 22 it becomes an integral part of increasing the yield as it is in real agriculture: Players mulch the narrow spaces between their brand-new grape vines and olive groves with fresh cut grass to increase the soil quality while making everything look nice and clean, or mulch the stubble left on the field after harvesting other crops.
Stone picking: a new type of enemy for virtual farmers
It’s not just weeds, virtual farmers have to fight: Lying dormant in the ground, stones can be dug up by plowing or cultivating. To avoid the risk of damaging machines, players will have to remove them. Dependent on the size, they either have to use a stone picking tool attached to the tractor, or roll over with the new rollers – effectively sweeping them under the nutrient-rich topsoil, at least for a while.
Let’s roll: soil rollers increase the yield (and are fun to operate)
With spectacular looking agricultural tools called rollers, players can press small stones back into the ground to conceal the rocky consequences of cultivating. After sowing crops, farmers gain additional yield bonuses when rolling over the seedbed to compact the soil. Grassland farmers also gain a fertilizing stage by rolling over their meadows.
Better looking soil: A feast for farmer’s eyes
Virtual farmers with an eye for detail will also notice the all-new ground textures. Basically all ground textures have been revised for the upcoming game, resulting in more visual diversity and authentic representation of the various soil states.
Farming Simulator 22 releases November 22nd for PC, Mac, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Stadia. For more information, please visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.
© 2021 Published and developed by GIANTS Software. GIANTS Software and its logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GIANTS Software. All manufacturers, agricultural machinery, agricultural equipment, names, brands and associated imagery featured in this game in some cases include trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners. The agricultural machines and equipment in this game may be different from the actual machines in shapes, colours and performance. ©2021 Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC. “PlayStation”, “PS5”, and “PS4”, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, the Xbox Sphere mark, the Series X logo, Series S logo, Series X|S logo, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X|S are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Stadia, the S logo, and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. “Mac” is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions. All rights reserved. All other names, trademarks and logos are property of their respective owners.
Time for a change of clothes, rubber boots included: With Farming Simulator 22, developer and publisher GIANTS Software introduces a new character creator with all sorts of new clothing items and accessories. With the new crossplay feature allowing players to cooperate with more like-minded farmers than ever before, the extension of the character customization allows farmers to stand out from the crowd. The comprehensive build mode offers even more space for a creative and individual game experience.
Latest fashion: Boots, beards, and branded outfits
Players choose from male and female character models, their hairstyle, including a beard or mustache, between various clothing items from top to bottom, and even authentic full-body outfits from international agricultural brands. With headgear, gloves, and glasses, there’s also a set of fashionable accessories to put on.
Creating a rough weather-hardened farmer with a big, bushy beard and striking sideburns in a brown leather jacket and firm boots is just as possible as creating a vigorous farmer-girl in protective clothing, rocking both a ponytail and safety glasses when driving the big forestry machines to do some precise wood cutting. If players want to dress up accordingly for each task, changing clothes is always possible by opening the wardrobe at the farmhouse.
Virtual farmers can wear their favorite brands
On top of the generic clothing options, virtual farmers can also choose from a set of branded outfits. When running a farming operation heavy on John Deere machinery, dressing up in the distinctive green company color adds to the authenticity of agricultural farming operations.
Case IH, CLAAS, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, and others are also represented with their authentic outfits. Thanks to ELTEN, GIANTS Software’s trusted partner for safety shoes, and Engelbert Strauss, specialized in high-quality workwear, the safety of virtual farmers is guaranteed, too.
More customization for the farm
Customization of the farming experience doesn’t stop with the character: With the new and extensive build mode, players can also individualize their land. Big buildings, production plants, silos, machine halls, and animal pens may give farming operations that impressive size, already visible when multiplayer companions approach the land from afar.
But, details like sheds, fences, lamps and floodlights, as well as trees and plants add to the individual charm of each farm. Revamped and improved landscaping tools to sculpt and change the environment, allow players to even change the environment itself.
Let the good times grow, together with everyone! Developer and publisher GIANTS Software announces a frequently requested feature with the implementation of cross-platform multiplayer in Farming Simulator 22. Now everyone can farm together and create their own personal style via the new character creator.
Joint farming - Uniting farmers on PC and consoles
No more barriers in multiplayer: Thanks to crossplay, virtual farmers can play Farming Simulator 22 together, regardless of their preferred system. It enables fans to join each other’s experiences platform-independent, and enjoy the creative freedom of cooperative farming together when the game releases on November 22nd for PC, Mac, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Stadia.
“The successful implementation of crossplay marks a major advancement for the multiplayer experience in the now self-published Farming Simulator series”, comments Boris Stefan, Head of Publishing at GIANTS Software. “With the series becoming more and more popular around the world, and the fan base growing on PC and consoles alike, we can now connect virtual farmers without restrictions. Cooperative farming evolves!”
Rubber boots & mustaches: More individual characters
With even more farmers sharing virtual land to cooperate in their agricultural undertakings, players can also enjoy new options to customize their character: New player models, hairstyles, clothing items, and accessories. Clothing options include authentic branded outfits from Case IH, CLAAS, Fendt, John Deere, and many other major brands in the agricultural industry. German outfitters ELTEN and Engelbert Strauss are also represented with a variety of safety clothing.
“Since Farming Simulator is enjoyed by an innumerable amount of fans in multiplayer mode, whether among friends in relaxing sessions after work, or even our passionate content creators playing together in role-play scenarios, we’re excited to provide them with many new possibilities for their characters”, adds Senior Character Artist Roman Pelypenko.
Visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area for more info.
It’s the first public hands-on demo of Farming Simulator 22: Publisher and developer GIANTS Software is attending both the gaming-focused HeroFest and the agricultural fair Olma in Switzerland with a playable PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia.
First chance to play Farming Simulator 22
Attendees of the public events can test the latest installment of the series to preview new machines and features like production chains, seasonal cycles, and new crops. Fans can also take part in a bale stacking competition to see who can pile up small bales of hay for the highest score.
“It feels liberating to be back at events, just in time to present Farming Simulator 22 to the public, too”, says GIANTS Software CEO Christian Ammann. “With HeroFest and Olma being two of Switzerland’s most important consumer fairs for gaming and farming, we cannot wait to present the next installment of our successful franchise in our home country and meet our dedicated fans in person again.”
Season 3 of the FSL continues at HeroFest
With GIANTS Software back at events, and the Farming Simulator League continuing with season 3, fans can also watch the next big tournament of the successful esports league live. The participating teams with 3 players each will be competing to get their share from the total prize pool worth 250,000 Euros. Corteva Agriscience, Trelleborg, and Valtra are currently leading the table, with other teams by renowned agricultural manufacturers fighting them for team-based victory on virtual fields.
Visit the official Farming Simulator website, fsl.giants-software.com, and the GIANTS Software press area for more info.