Giants Software has announced that Farming Simulator 22 will be released later this year on PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, and Stadia.
The announcement of a new Farming Simulator game is a reassuring moment in the video game calendar. A reminder that not every game is about dragons, or shooting people, or grinding stats. A reminder that some games can be about animal husbandry and equipment care. Bliss!
Farming Simulator 22 is the first entry in the series to be published by its developer, Giants Software. Previously titles were released through Focus Home Interactive, but the phenomenal growth in the franchise’s popularity has enabled the studio to take that giant leap into self-publishing.
Speaking about the game, Giants Software CEO Christian Ammann says:
“We are further growing with our games, 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.”
The game will feature two brand new locations, plus an updated version of the alpine-themed Erlengrat map that emphasises seasonal farming operations. New crops, maps, machines, and more officially licenced brands are also promised.
Other improvements include enhanced AI behaviour and more realistic tractor sounds. The game will also feature cooperative multiplayer for up to eight players and DirectX 12 support on Windows, allowing for multi-threading optimisation, occlusion culling, and temporal anti-aliasing.
Here’s the official Farming Simulator 22 reveal teaser trailer.
Farming Simulator 22 will be released for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and Stadia in Q4, 2021.
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