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Farming Simulator 22

Platform(s): Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Giants Software
Developer: Giants Software
Release Date: Nov. 22, 2021

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'Farming Simulator 22' Reveals Big Farm Brands, Character Creator - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2021 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT

Cultivated to be bigger and better, 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.

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 is getting snowy, too - players should prepare for the exciting addition of seasonal cycles – as well as other features to be announced soon!

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.

GIANTS Software introduces a new character creator with all sorts of new clothing items and accessories.

With the new crossplay feature allowing players to cooperate with more like-minded farmers than ever before, the extension of the character customization allows farmers to stand out from the crowd.

The comprehensive build mode offers even more space for a creative and individual game experience. 

Latest fashion: Boots, beards, and branded outfits

Players choose from male and female character models, their hairstyle, including a beard or mustache, between various clothing items from top to bottom, and even authentic full-body outfits from international agricultural brands. With headgear, gloves, and glasses, there’s also a set of fashionable accessories to put on.

Creating a rough weather-hardened farmer with a big, bushy beard and striking sideburns in a brown leather jacket and firm boots is just as possible as creating a vigorous farmer-girl in protective clothing, rocking both a ponytail and safety glasses when driving the big forestry machines to do some precise wood cutting. If players want to dress up accordingly for each task, changing clothes is always possible by opening the wardrobe at the farmhouse. 

Virtual farmers can wear their favorite brands

On top of the generic clothing options, virtual farmers can also choose from a set of branded outfits. When running a farming operation heavy on John Deere machinery, dressing up in the distinctive green company color adds to the authenticity of agricultural farming operations.

Case IH, CLAAS, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, and others are also represented with their authentic outfits. Thanks to ELTEN, GIANTS Software’s trusted partner for safety shoes, and Engelbert Strauss, specialized in high-quality workwear, the safety of virtual farmers is guaranteed, too.

More customization for the farm

Customization of the farming experience doesn’t stop with the character: With the new and extensive build mode, players can also individualize their land. Big buildings, production plants, silos, machine halls, and animal pens may give farming operations that impressive size, already visible when multiplayer companions approach the land from afar.

But, details like sheds, fences, lamps and floodlights, as well as trees and plants add to the individual charm of each farm. Revamped and improved landscaping tools to sculpt and change the environment, allow players to even change the environment itself.

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.

Farming Simulator 22 will come to PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Mac and Stadia on November 22, 2021.

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