The original Farming Simulator utterly(or udderly…) surprised the gaming community in 2011 by becoming a sleeper hit worldwide and a best seller in some main European countries. The game became known for its simple and accessible gameplay. It managed to sell over 500,000 copies in France and Germany alone.
The sim gave players a chance to own their own farms and operate numerous farming vehicles and machines, making it a unique title that stayed true to its straight-forward name. Farming Simulator 2013 has promised to keep all the options their dedicated fanbase knows and loves, but will spice it up with a “crop” of new features (Okay, I’ll stop now).
Dozens of new features including new equipment, crops, animals, and environments will make an appearance in the next edition to the series. Many of the heavy duty machines featured in the game will be from twenty of the most respected and well-known companies around the world. One of the featured brands will be Case IH. Expect more of the of the upgrades and vehicle models to be unveiled in August at Gamescom Cologne.
Farming Simulator 2013 will also introduce an online mode to the series. Players will be able to to create, download, and share mods, vehicles, and equipment as well as custom made tools through an in-game feature with many customization options.
Focus Home Interactive is best known for their work on titles such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, and the recently released Game of Thrones RPG. Giants Software has worked on the game Demolition Company and has developed its own game engine.
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be in charge of the Bread Basket of the World or how to milk a cow, get your gloves on and be ready to start up your own farm in October and share it with the world. And don’t worry, the Dust Bowl is not included.