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.
GIANTS Software used the annual FarmCon community event for extensive presentations and unveilings of Farming Simulator 22. The publisher and developer has now released individual highlights of the multi-hour stream, including the eagerly awaited gameplay premiere.
FarmCon 21 takes place from 21 July to 23 July on GIANTS Software's official Twitch channel from 20:00 CEST. Today, viewers can expect an intensive look at the three new crops (grapes, olives and sorghum), the Build Mode for further customization as well as improvements in the sound area. This weekend, the next Farming Simulator League (FSL) esports tournament will take place, the finals of which can be seen on Twitch and YouTube from 10:00 CEST on Sunday, 25th July.
FarmCon is the official 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 Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.
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GIANTS Software kicked off its own annual FarmCon by showing the new seasonal cycles in Farming Simulator 22. Today, the world gameplay-premiere is on the schedule as the publisher and developer of the acclaimed series continues with even more information and presentations about the upcoming game, releasing November 22nd for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia.
FarmCon 21 is streamed from July 21st to July 23rd on the company’s official Twitch channel. Streaming begins at 8pm CEST.
The show so far: seasonal cycles, new US map & more
On today’s schedule: gameplay reveal, engine updates & raffles
Today, the 2nd day of FarmCon will focus on the gameplay premiere of Farming Simulator 22 showing fans the first in-game footage of the game. In addition, the developers will provide a look at the GIANTS Engine 9 and its vast improvements, including brand-new features. There will be a Q&A session and raffles for the chance to win Farming Simulator 22. Dedicated Discord chat rooms with developers allow fans to interact with GIANTS Software directly.
Even more to come: New crops & customization options
Friday (July 23rd) is about the three new crops (grapes, olives, and sorghum), various customization options, and sound improvements. Also, there will be a Bale Stacking Challenge with real tractors. Saturday & Sunday (July 24th-25th) are reserved for the Farming Simulator League and will see the competitive esports league continue with season 3. The tournament finale will stream live on July 25th from 10am CEST on Twitch and YouTube.
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.
GIANTS Software announces a free update for Farming Simulator 20: New content featuring Canadian manufacturer Borgault. The sixth free content update for Farming Simulator 20 is now available to download on Nintendo Switch™ and mobile devices. This free addition of two new machines expands the already huge collection of farming equipment in Farming Simulator 20. Watch the new machines in action in the launch trailer.
Today’s update features Bourgault machines, marking the first appearance of the renowned farming brand on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. Improve your farming activities with the Bourgault SPS360-50 Cultivator and the Bourgault FMS CD872-8 Air Drill. The update also comes with a range of bug fixes and optimizations.
Farming Simulator 20 is available for Nintendo Switch at retail or as a download from the Nintendo eShop. The iOS and Android versions of the game are available at their respective stores.
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Lowering the environmental footprint of virtual farming: The Precision Farming Project continues with a new and improved DLC for Farming Simulator 22. Initiated in 2020 by John Deere and funded by EIT Food, Europe’s leading Food Innovation Initiative, the project is now in its second phase. As one of EITs multiple efforts to raise awareness and improve the knowledge about sustainable farming, publisher and developer GIANTS Software will introduce even more gameplay features.
The first version of the Precision Farming DLC for Farming Simulator 19 was a great success, and was downloaded one million times world-wide on PC and consoles.
New gameplay features focus on increased sustainability
While the initial version features basics of precision farming technology like soil sampling, variable rate applications and economic analysis, the focus of the new DLC for Farming Simulator 22 will go further. Advanced precision farming technologies will be implemented to increase the sustainability of virtual farms through the use of optical sensors. Allowing a reduced application of herbicides as well as organic and mineral fertilizers - lowering the environmental footprint just like on real fields.
New partners help to improve modern farming knowledge
Set out to improve the knowledge of modern agricultural technology in the society, the project started in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim (Germany), the University of Reading (Great Britain), and Grupo AN, the largest cereal cooperative in Spain. This year, the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research from the Polish Academy of Sciences joined the project to promote the technology among young farmers in Eastern Europe.
“The cooperation between all partners has been fantastic and the DLC exceeded my expectations by far”, comments Thomas Engel, project leader at John Deere, regarding the first year of the project. Thomas Frey, Creative Director at GIANTS Software, adds: “We’re excited about the continuation of the project and the opportunity to take part in this important undertaking to emphasize the benefits of sustainable farming technologies.”
Free DLC releases next Spring
While GIANTS Software is currently focused on the upcoming release of Farming Simulator 22 on November 22nd, the new version of the Precision Farming DLC is scheduled to release the following Spring of 2022. More info about the project will be shared at GIANTS Software’s annual event FarmCon on July 21st, streamed on the official Twitch channel from July 21st to July 23rd.
All features of the initial version will be included in the new DLC. Owners of Farming Simulator 22 on PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One will be able to download the DLC for free.
At this year's FarmCon, Farming Simulator 22 will be the main theme of GIANTS Software’s own annual event. Streamed from July 21st to July 23rd on the official GIANTS Software Twitch channel. Tune in as publisher and developer GIANTS Software shows a first look at Farming Simulator 22 gameplay footage.
Carefully cultivated: gameplay premiere, new features and more!
Each day, from July 21st to July 23rd, GIANTS will stream for a couple of hours, starting at 8pm CEST. Viewers can expect exciting insider information directly from the developers: Viewers will get a deeper look into already announced features like production chains and witness the reveal of even more content and unannounced gameplay mechanics.
That’s not all: even more features and details will be revealed!
Prepare for surprises! Even more insightful presentations, multiple Q&As, raffles and dedicated Discord chat rooms with developers to discuss the FarmCon news of the day will be unveiled soon. All this will allow fans to learn more about Farming Simulator 22 and even interact with GIANTS Software and the developers directly.
“As we approach FarmCon, the game grows bigger by the day in terms of features and polish. We are excited to present Farming Simulator 22 from almost all sides with a wealth of new details. Fans around the world should mark their calendars and come chat with us – as is the tradition at FarmCon”, reminds GIANTS Software CEO, Christian Ammann in excitement of the upcoming online event.
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.
Farming Simulator 22 will release on 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 area.
Let the good times grow! And new crops, too – developer and publisher GIANTS Software have revealed grapes and two more crops in addition to the release date, regional pack shots and an atmospheric Cinematic Trailer showcasing the next generation of farmers in action. Farming Simulator 22 will release on November 22nd for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia.
Ready to harvest: grapes, olives and sorghum
Virtual farmers can now plant and harvest grapes to produce delicious juice and olives to produce high-quality olive oil – thanks to the new production chains feature. Sorghum, a new type of grain, has been added to the range of arable crops. With the new crops, comes the need for new types of machines. The New Holland Braud 9070L grape harvester is one of the new additions to the fleet of new machines in Farming Simulator 22.
Inspiring CGI trailer shows family business
As new generations of farmers follow in the footsteps of previous generations in real-life or through playing Farming Simulator, the cinematic trailer shows a father and daughter working the field together, battling the snow, and enjoying the rewarding victory of harvested grapes. The emotional story also reveals Mack Trucks as a new in-game brand, and shows the iconic Super-Liner in action. Self-published Farming Simulator 22 will be more widely available in more regions and to more players than ever before, inviting new generations to learn about agriculture, letting crops and the good times grow together in multiplayer.
Farming Simulator 22 now available for pre-order
“Here we go, starting the pre-order on our very first self-published title”, comments GIANTS Software CEO Christian Ammann proudly. “We hope fans are as excited about this milestone in the series’ history as we are and enjoy our trailer as we get ready to welcome old and new farmers to our fields.”
All pre-orders of Farming Simulator 22 receive the CLAAS XERION SADDLE TRAC Pack including the CLAAS XERION 4200 SADDLE TRAC plus four more machines by KAWECO. Depending on the region, the cover depicts a Case IH AFS Connect Magnum, Fendt 900 Vario, Massey Ferguson MF 8S or Zetor Crystal. A limited Collector’s Edition with a dual tire setup of the Case IH tractor will be available for PC and includes a beacon light responding to the machines in-game.
More details about Farming Simulator 22 will be presented at FarmCon (July 21st-23rd). Visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area for more info!
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.
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.
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.
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