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.
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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.
Because the heart of gaming needs more farming: With Farming Simulator 22 represented at gamescom 2021, GIANTS Software brings relaxing agriculture to the world's largest event for computer and video games. To unveil new features and details, the publisher and developer will host a stream for the next installment of the popular game series on Friday, August 27th.
First gameplay trailer reveals European map
Farming Simulator 22 invites farmers to a new Mediterranean environment in Europe. Ideally suited for the new crops; grapes, olives, and sorghum, the French map Haut-Beyleron is perfect for creating an idyllic vineyard landscape. GIANTS Software reveals the last of three maps, included in the game at launch, by showing it off in the brand-new trailer at gamescom. After the previous cinematic trailer, this also marks the first trailer consisting of actual gameplay footage, revealing many new vehicles and tools.
Growing further: Season Pass announced
First season pass announced: While Farming Simulator 22 offers more content than ever before, including over 400 machines and vehicles, three maps, and brand-new gameplay features like seasonal cycles and production chains, the game will extend even more over time: GIANTS Software starts the evolution of Farming Simulator 22 with the Year 1 Season Pass – including three packs and one larger expansion to be released as DLC within twelve months after release. On top of that, the game will also receive free content updates.
Stream to reveal more on Friday
“We won’t miss the chance to attend gamescom with Farming Simulator 22”, comments GIANTS Software CEO Christian Ammann. “As the game is in its final stages of development, we’re proud to present more details at the world’s biggest gaming fair and show our fans and gamers the very first gameplay trailer.”
The gamescom stream starts on Friday, August 27th at 9pm CEST on the official GIANTS Software Twitch channel. Farming Simulator 22 releases November 22nd for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, 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 Center.
Agricultural technology manufacturer CLAAS today presented the TRION 750 TERRA TRAC, its brand new top model in the compact combine harvester class. In close cooperation with the international agricultural machinery manufacturer from Germany, publisher and developer GIANTS Software announced the digital presence of the new machine for the upcoming Farming Simulator 22. Thanks to augmented reality, fans can now already take a look at the harvester.
Top model in three versions
With the CLAAS TRION 720, 730 and 750, players can choose from three versions of the combine harvester with the TERRA TRAC tracked undercarriage that protects the soil. The top model, the TRION 750, has an output of 435 hp and a grain tank capacity of 12,000 litres, just like its real-life counterpart. The CONVIO FLEX 1080 also finds its way into Farming Simulator 22 as a matching header.
Sneak Peek in Augmented Reality
To get a taste of the virtual CLAAS TRION 750 TERRA TRAC right now, fans can embed the combine harvester in their environment through the camera of their smartphone or tablet and view it from every angle – as if the real harvester was standing directly in front of the camera lens. The augmented reality model is available via QR code and link in the mobile view on farming-simulator.com.
"At home in every field"
When developing the new combine harvester, it was particularly important to manufacturer CLAAS to design a machine that could cope with the tasks of all field types. "Regardless of whether it is hilly, level, large or small, located near the coast or in a rather dry area," CLAAS promises. For the three different regions in the upcoming Farming Simulator 22 (inspired by the Midwest of the USA, the hilly Alps and a Mediterranean region), the new TRION is thus ideally suited thanks to its precision, performance and reliability.
More information about the new CLAAS TRION is available on the manufacturer's website trion.claas.com. Farming Simulator 22 will be released on 22nd November 2021 for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia. Pre-orders include the CLAAS XERION SADDLE TRAC Pack for free. For more information, please visit the Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.
GIANTS Software, developer and publisher of the worldwide popular Farming Simulator series, announces in-person events for the current Farming Simulator League (FSL) esports season. So far, tournaments in the third season have been held as online events. All participants can now look forward to real events in Bavaria, Germany, subject to compliance with the relevant hygiene concepts.
August tournament in GIANTS Studio
The qualified teams will play the final round of the eighth tournament on 14th and 15th August in the GIANTS Studio of the German GIANTS Software branch in Erlangen. There, the best FSL teams will meet each other in real life for the first time in the current season and fight face to face in groups of three for ranking points and tournament prizes. A highlight video of the last tournament played provides an atmospheric preview.
September tournament at HÖRMANN
From 11th to 12th September, the next knockout tournament will take place in Buchloe at the Allgäu family business Rudolf Hörmann GmbH & Co. KG. The specialist for agricultural and commercial construction offers enough space and comfort for an exciting competition and event atmosphere in its modern and spacious production hall. HÖRMANN itself provides an FSL team consisting of factory employees, which currently occupies fourth place in the overall season standings.
Live broadcasts of the Sunday events
The final round of the last eight teams remaining in the tournament will be commented on and broadcast live from 10 am on Sundays, 15th August and 12th September on the official GIANTS Software channels on Twitch and YouTube. GIANTS Software is also planning real events for the two other remaining events in the season calendar. Further information will be announced shortly.
Free esports tournament client
Developer and publisher GIANTS Software is organizing the FSL, which has a total prize pool of 250,000 Euros, as the competitive esports mode for Farming Simulator. Via the free Tournament Client for Season 3, every interested fan of the Farming Simulator can register for the FSL and prove themselves in the qualifying rounds with the potential of competing against one of the seeded sponsored teams. In the tournaments, which are held as knockout events, the teams collect league points, which are used to qualify for the big season finale in November 2021.
The competition requires teamwork and skill on a separate map in the PC version in order to harvest grain together, produce bales and then deliver them to your own barn faster than the competing team.
Further information is available on the FSL website at fsl.giants-software.com. Information for the press can be downloaded from the press portal.