Bigger, better, full of improvements and covering a range of new ideas, GIANTS Software have announced Farming Simulator 22 – and it’ll be coming to Xbox, PlayStation, Stadia and PC later in 2021. Oh, and it’ll be bringing seasonal cycles with it!
The whole farming video game scene has taken off like no one could have expected, and on the back of brilliant success for the likes of Farming Simulator 19, GIANTS Software will be looking to make the most of modern gaming ideas and systems when they launch Farming Simulator 22 on to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC and Google Stadia.
Due to launch in Q4 2021, Farming Simulator 22 promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with new maps, new brands, new machines and new features in tow. It will also see the arrival of real-world seasons, so if you have always wanted to farm in the snow, Farming Simulator 22 will allow for it.
Of course, when Farming Simulator 22 does arrive on console and PC, there’s likely to be a whole host of Farming Simulator 22 mods that go along with it. You’ll be wanting to check these out in order to prove your worth down on the farm, amending and modding the equipment and item options available as you see fit.
Farming Simulator 22 will also come with improved performance, additional immersion and better animals as the the family-friendly game series takes a serious leap forward. With new features and improvements, Farming Simulator 22 will allow every aspiring farmer to creatively build their farm no matter their age or real-life profession, and the opportunity to enjoy it alone, or cooperatively in multiplayer for up to 8 players on consoles and 16 on PC, Mac and Stadia, should just enhance things even more.
New crops, new maps, new machines and new brands are just the beginning of what you should expect from this latest farming title. But the real big change looks to be that of the inclusion of seasonal cycles, with more features to be announced soon.
Farming Simulator 22 will also 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 are promised, alongside an updated alpine Erlengrat map which will put emphasis on different kinds of farming operations through the seasons. With a set of more than 400 machines and tools from over 100 authentic agricultural brands including new categories, expect to find an improved and realistic-as-ever simulation – no matter whether it is agriculture, animal husbandry (including cuter animals) or forestry that you look to focus on.
“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.”
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. There will also be 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.
For now take in the CGI reveal teaser trailer which offers a small (very small) glimpse of the new game to come. We will of course keep you updated as to how Farming Simulator 22 plays out as we head towards launch later in 2021 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC and Google Stadia.