You may think that farming is all about jumping into a tractor and sowing as much seed as possible. But you’d be wrong as there’s a type of intensity like no other as precision and detail comes to the fore. It’s that which is the main focus of Farming Simulator 22‘s latest free content drop as GIANTS Software deliver the tools for budding farmers to go as deep as they could ever imagine.
Available today is the Precision Farming Free DLC for Farming Simulator 22 on Xbox, PlayStation, Google Stadia and PC. Following om from the likes of the Antonio Carraro DLC and previous free content drops, the Precision Farming option sees the virtual farming landscape go super serious.
This is a drop that includes some of the most important tech available in the farming industry, with crop sensors front and centre, an environmental scoring system put in place, and super deep gameplay features being added in.
The Precision Farming Free DLC adds crop sensors and variable seeding and drilling, variable weed control, as well as the variable rate application of organic fertilizer. The new environmental score helps players to increase the sustainability of farms and the yield of crops by choosing smart technology made available with the DLC.
This comes in alongside the features of the initial version released for Farming Simulator 19 which laid the foundation by introducing soil types, soil sampling, variable rate fertilization and economic analysis. Existing features will return and be improved on too – players will get the chance to acquire soil maps by a service provider in exchange for a fee, saving time on taking soil samples themselves.
There’s a reason for all this too, with an EU-funded project that is looking to spread awareness. Downloaded more than one million times, the first version of the Precision Farming DLC for Farming Simulator 19 proved a great success. The EIT Food funded project aims to provide knowledge regarding sustainable farming technology. Implementing Precision Farming in the global video game phenomenon Farming Simulator is one of EITs multiple steps to increase awareness.
“We’re proud to be an active part of this important project”, says Thomas Frey, Creative Director at GIANTS Software. “With Farming Simulator 22 marking the most extensive agricultural simulation to date and being sold more than three million times since launch, we aim not only to effectively promote the sustainable technology behind precision farming, but also deliver more depth of gameplay to our engaged and dedicated fan base.”
Various other partners from the European Union are part of the project: The University of Hohenheim (Germany), the University of Reading (Great Britain), Grupo AN (the largest cereal cooperative in Spain) and the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research from the Polish Academy of Sciences cooperate to promote the technology.
To get involved, make sure you fire up your copy of Farming Simulator 22 right now – the free content should then drop in nicely. If you don’t yet have a version of Farming Simulator 22, you’re missing out on lots. Fix that by picking it up at the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s also on PlayStation and PC.