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Farming Simulator Coming To PS3 & Xbox 360

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Farming Simulator, Focus Home Interactive, Giants Software

Farming Simulator Coming To PS3 & Xbox 360

BOOM! Forget BioShock Infinite, forget the PS4 even, because 2013's hottest contender has just been announced. Farming Simulator is finally making its way to PS3 and Xbox 360, offering hordes of clamouring console gamers the chance to mix it up in animal husbandry, crops, harvesting, sales and acquiring sweet farming tech.

Erm... hang on. I've just been informed that this isn't a late April fool. So, details below.

Giants Software are preparing the console version for a September release, including "exclusive content" such as a brand new North American environment to compliment the European area already available. New vehicles will also make an appearance, "from famous constructors such as Case IH, Lizard, Ursus, Kramer and Horsch."

"Of course, the game keeps all the ingredients that made the Farming Simulator series a success on PC, by faithfully adapting the subtleties of farming," concludes the accompanying press release.

Farming Simulator is slated to release in the first week of September for PS3 and Xbox 360. Which gives me the perfect excuse to link to one of my favourite videos ever.

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Late  Apr. 5, 2013 at 14:32



Wahahahah! Well done, internet. Your job is now complete.

Quietus  Apr. 5, 2013 at 15:12

I must have missed the poll that this topped to be considered the most wanted port.:|

Late  Apr. 5, 2013 at 16:04

Well obviously that poll never happened. If it had then "Street Cleaning Simulator" would've been heading to consoles.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/90/Street_Cleaning_Simulator_Coverart.png


Farming Sim will do nicely in the meantime, though...

Quietus  Apr. 5, 2013 at 18:25

Nah, the driving adds too much pressure. I'll stick with Toilet Tycoon, thanks.:)

helloooooo12345566  Apr. 5, 2013 at 21:36

The photo looks like from Walking Dead series 1 when Sophia walks out of the barn...

AfxTwn  Apr. 6, 2013 at 19:33

There is nothing wrong with these types of games, don't be such snobs. Not everyone enjoys the same games as you and I think there's room for all different genre's.

Sorry but I've seen lots of similar comments and videos taking the **** out of these games or the people who play them and it's nothing short of schoolyard bullying.

If you're not interested in this game then why report on it? You don't post details about the latest Peppa Pig game so why should this be any different?

I will now climb down off my soapbox.

Late  Apr. 7, 2013 at 17:48

Nah, I'll criticise any game I don't like, even if it's massively popular.

Anarchist  Apr. 7, 2013 at 17:58

There is nothing wrong with these types of games, don't be such snobs. Not everyone enjoys the same games as you and I think there's room for all different genre's.

Sorry but I've seen lots of similar comments and videos taking the **** out of these games or the people who play them and it's nothing short of schoolyard bullying.

If you're not interested in this game then why report on it? You don't post details about the latest Peppa Pig game so why should this be any different?

I will now climb down off my soapbox.


So what you're basically saying, is that games reviewers are only allowed to report and review games that they like?

You're a f**king moron.

AfxTwn  Apr. 7, 2013 at 18:06

Thanks for that.

JonLester  Apr. 7, 2013 at 20:09

@AfxTwn: I only intended this as a bit of harmless fun on a Friday afternoon (even us hacks get bored of editorialising on press releases every once in a while), but you make a valid point.

As someone who constantly carps on about the huge variety of games on the market beyond AAA shooters, perhaps I went a little too far here. After all, we love a bit of Harvest Moon, and enough people enjoy FS2013 for Focus Home to consider a port - so horses for courses.

I just hope it's taken in the spirit it was intended: a bit of a laugh at the end of the week.

Last edited by JonLester, Apr. 7, 2013 at 20:10
Anarchist  Apr. 7, 2013 at 20:29

If it makes you feel any better, I lolled, then started reminiscing about farming on lords of the realm, back in the olden days... Wondering why my cows and sheep kept **** randomly all dying off.

This was when I was too young to understand rotation. Perhaps FS2013 could have taught me a few useful things.

AfxTwn  Apr. 8, 2013 at 08:58

Perhaps I was a little reactionist and I appreciate that your initial post was meant in jest Jon but as soon as you set the tone others joined in. I feared this would turn into a barrage of similar comments about the game.

I've seen it too many times before where these types of games get lots of negative and sarcastic comments attached to them or on YT video clips.

I probably came across as some Mary Whitehouse-type but I'm sure other people may have read the post and seen the comments and thought "oh no, here we go again".

Also as a side-note, thanks for your last post Anarchist which showed you do have the ability to make a coherent point rather than resorting to calling me a f-ing moron and thus emphasising my point about schoolyard bullying.

To put this matter to bed, I can take a joke and did find the linked video funny, just thought I'd offer the alternative view.

Yukes  Apr. 8, 2013 at 13:18

@ AfxTwn - To play devil's advocate to your devil's advocate, if you like, perhaps these games get mocked so much because they're simply terrible.

I agree that people shouldn't be mocked for their taste in games - I'm sure everyone here has one or 2 games that are rated very poorly and yet they love - but equally people should be prepared to accept a bit of ribbing about their choice in games. After all, those who love the latest CoD have to put up with all sorts of flack from the rest of the gaming community, but it doesn't put them off.

It's good to see this kind of news cropping up every now again though...

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