Collectors need to be quick when Farming Simulator 22 releases this year – as a limited Collector’s Edition will be available! The game, self-published by developer and publisher GIANTS Software, will come to PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia in Q4 2021.
In limited quantity, the PC version will be available as a stylish Collector’s Edition including a branded, high-quality beacon light. Players operating heavy machinery can enjoy the illuminating orange light as it turns on in real-time corresponding to the vehicles' beacon light in-game. Also included are two posters, 24 brand stickers, and new modding tutorials. Depending on the region, fans can enjoy a Massey Ferguson 8S, Fendt 900 Vario, Case IH Magnum 340 or Zetor Crystal on the cover of the standard edition.
Bread and butter: Production chains expand farming operations
A new economic layer is added to Farming Simulator 22 by introducing production chains. Players can deliver their harvested crops to various shops and businesses for processing. The grain mill, for example, can now produce flour to be delivered to the bakery, starting a lucrative chain of production resulting in fine bread or delicious cake.
Depending on the goods the players want to produce, they must provide the respective factory with multiple resources, like butter or sugar, first. After the production of sellable goods, players are able to further distribute them to points of sale like the supermarket. While some are already present, the players can also build them themselves to expand their operations.
Hills and landmarks: US map offers vast open space to build farms
Farming Simulator 22 includes two new maps plus an updated alpine Erlengrat map. Inspired by the US Midwest region, the now revealed Elmcreek offers players large fields and vast open space to build their farms on. Virtual farmers can look forward to numerous fields with varying shapes and sizes, authentically embedded in a scenic US landscape.
The authentic out-of-town setting features rivers and underpasses in hilly areas, a gushing waterfall and a proper highway surrounded by a Baseball Stadium, huge grain silos, a gas station and other buildings shaping the skyline visible from the players' expanding farmlands.
More information at FarmCon 21
More features and details will be revealed at FarmCon, the official and annual community event for modders, developers and players of the Farming Simulator series. FarmCon 21 streams live for several hours each day from July 21st to July 23rd. For more information and soon-to-be revealed pack shots, please visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.
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Farming Simulator 22 will be the main theme of this year’s FarmCon: The online event by publisher and developer GIANTS Software will be streamed from July 21st to July 23rd on the company’s official Twitch channel and provide a variety of insights into the game and its technology. Everyone is invited to watch the free stream and take an in-depth look at the new instalment of the series coming in Q4 this year.
Farming Simulator 22 behind the scenes
Farming Simulator 22 will include various new gameplay features and technical improvements to be presented at FarmCon 21. Viewers will learn more about the addition of seasonal cycles, new maps, general improvements as well as a multitude of other additions to be announced during the three-day online event.
Interviews with developers and partners, raffles, Q&As and more will be broadcasted several hours over the course of three days. Additionally, fans will have the chance to chat with the developers directly in special Discord channels for the event.
Reaching fans all around the world
“We’re already excited to present our first self-published game at our very own FarmCon”, says GIANTS Software CEO Christian Ammann. “While we would’ve loved to see our fans and partners in person this year again, we’ll take the opportunity to reach as many Farming Simulator fans as possible and show our new game to the world.”
FarmCon 21 starts Wednesday, July 21st and concludes on Friday, July 23rd – right before Season 3 of the Farming Simulator League continues on July 24th and 25th. The schedule and further details of the online event will be announced soon.
FarmCon is the official and annual community event for modders, developers and players of the Farming Simulator series. Since 2016, fans can meet at FarmCon to chat with GIANTS Software and other players. For more information, please visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.
Next knockout tournament in the Farming Simulator League: This coming weekend, the teams in the Farming Simulator League (FSL) will fight for more league points! The third FSL season enters its second half with the sixth event. Developer and publisher GIANTS Software organises the FSL, which has a prize pool of 250,000 euros, with the competitive e-sports mode of the Farming Simulator.
Excitement guaranteed with live broadcast from quarter-finals onwards
The final round of the last eight teams remaining in the tournament will be commented on in English and German language. The live broadcasts start on the official GIANTS Software channels on Twitch and Youtube from 10 am on Sunday, 16 May. Excitement is guaranteed as there are several manufacturing teams with identical points in the top league positions: Corteva Agriscience shares first place with Trelleborg, John Deere with Krone in third position, and with Hörmann, Lindner and mYinsanity three teams occupy sixth place. To get you in the mood, this highlight video shows some spectacular scenes from the last tournament.
Records of the first half of the season
In the tournaments so far, the teams have achieved remarkable records: Lindner is the double record holder, both with the most bales and the highest grain delivered in the silo. Valtra, the winner of the previous tournament, achieved the best score for the first bale delivered and the challengers from Team DAF achieved the highest total score so far.
Free E-Sports DLC available
Via the free Tournament Client for Season 3, every interested fan of Farming Simulator can take part in the FSL after registering. If successful in the qualifying rounds on the previous day, the challengers will finally be allowed to play against one of the seeded manufacturer teams. The competition is based on the PC version Farming Simulator 19 and requires teamwork and skill on a separate map in order to harvest grain together, produce bales and then deliver them to your own barn faster than the competing team.
More information is available on the FSL website at fsl.giants-software.com.
Cultivated to be bigger and better – the ultimate and multimillion-selling farming simulation returns this year! Farming Simulator 22 will come to PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac and Stadia in Q4 2021. The game will not only be developed by GIANTS Software – but published, too. The international, Swiss-based company is raising the quality by full self-determination.
Once again, the family-friendly game series takes a leap forward. With new features and improvements, Farming Simulator 22 will allow every aspiring farmer to creatively build their farm – no matter the age or real-life profession. Either on their own, or cooperatively in multiplayer for up to 8 players on consoles and 16 on PC, Mac and Stadia.
New crops, new maps, new machines and new brands are just the beginning of what players can expect. And on top of that, it’s getting snowy, too: Players should prepare for the exciting addition of seasonal cycles – as well as other features to be announced soon! A CGI reveal teaser trailer offers a small glimpse of the new game to come.
Pushing snow - and the depths of simulated farming!
Farming Simulator 22 will offer more depth thanks to a variety of new additions and therefore the highest extent of player freedom in the history of the series. Two new maps plus an updated alpine Erlengrat map will put emphasis on different kinds of farming operations through the seasons.
With a set of more than 400 machines and tools from more than 100 authentic agricultural brands including new categories, players can look forward to an improved and realistic-as-ever simulation. But even for new players, it will be easy to dive into agriculture, animal husbandry (including cuter animals) and forestry.
“We are further growing with our games”, comments GIANTS Software CEO Christian Ammann, “and the upcoming result of our cultivated ambitions will be a milestone in the series’ history as well as our company, which developed into a self-determined publisher in full control of its product.”
Creating even more immersive farming worlds
Based on the GIANTS Engine 9, Farming Simulator 22 features many technical improvements such as more realistic AI behavior and richer worlds. Thanks to those worlds, players will be drawn even deeper into the virtual farming lifestyle: For example, motor sounds of their tractors appear even more realistic through acoustic gear selection and graduated reverberation.
Better performance on all platforms: With DirectX 12 support on Windows, texture streaming, multi-threading optimization, occlusion culling and temporal anti-aliasing amidst other optimizations, the newest Farming Simulator will receive a performance boost on all systems – laying the foundation for even more complex mod customization to enjoy more content.
© 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. PlayStation is a registered trademark or trademark 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,
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