Farming Simulator 25: Everything You Need to Know

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As most of the world approaches the beginning of harvest season, fans of virtual farming can start getting excited about the arrival of Farming Simulator 25. This year's Farming Simulator is getting a serious upgrade, with extended gameplay and new crops and animals to farm.

A new environment is also coming to the farming sim. This takes the total number up to three, with the perfect mix for players. Over 400 authentic machines from 150 brands are also coming, with a vehicle for every job on the farm.

There's a lot for fans to look forward to Farming Simulator 25. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about the latest farming sim.

Next generation farming

Farming Simulator 25 boasts some upgrades compared to its predecessors. Based on the latest iteration of the Giants Engine 10, the graphics and physics have been overhauled to create a more realistic feeling out in the fields.

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Distance fog, enhanced shadows, dynamic weather effects, ground deformation, and more have all been upgraded to boost the farming feeling for players. Heading out into the dire weather locked in a cozy cab will never feel so good.

With shows like Amazon Prime’s Clarkson’s Farm bringing farming into the mainstream, more and more players will be looking to pick up their virtual tools to plant some crops. As a result, Farming Simulator 25's wealth of upgrades have come at the best possible time.

Locations

Along with North America's open expanse and Central Europe's greenery, a brand new environment is coming in Farming Simulator 25. Players will be heading east, which is perfect for those looking for something different.

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East Asia's lush landscape will debut in Farming Simulator 25. Filled with rice paddies, this adds a nice variety of enviornments for farmers.

Once again, each world can be worked on solo or in multiplayer. Working cooperatively with others across these vast maps is the best way to play Farming Simulator 25, especially with all the improvements to the weather, graphics, and physics.

Vehicles, crops, and animals

Farming Simulator 25 will feature over 400 authentic vehicles, tools, and items from 150 brands when it launches. These include tractors, harvesters, sowers, and other vital equipment needed to run the fields.

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Brands include well-known names such as John Deere, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. Such a wide selection of options is perfect for new and returning players looking to pick up the best equipment for the job.

The addition of the East Asia map also sees new specialist equipment added to the game this year. Harvesting rice from the paddy fields requires specific tools previously unavailable in the series.

Along with two rice varieties, plenty of other new crops will also be available in Farming Simulator 25. Among the new crop types is spinach, ideal for those looking to grow healthy crops.

On the animal side, buffalos are joining the extensive list of available livestock. More details on the crops and animalsand other business opportunities in Farming Simulator 25 will be revealed closer to the game’s release.

Will you be hopping into the virtual farm again this year? Let us know below!

Editions: Will there be a Deluxe Edition?

Beyond the default edition of the game, there is one deluxe edition for players to get their hands on. The Collector’s Edition comes with a wide range of bonus items.

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These include an exclusive soundtrack CD with 15 tracks from the game, plus a 16-bit retro edition of Farming Simulator 25. If that’s not enough, the Collector's Edition also comes with three A2-sized posters, a Farming Simulator keychain, a Collector’s box, 32 brand stickers, and a Gold Edition skin for the in-game New Holland CR11 combine harvester.

The best bonus item by far, however, is the USB ignition lock. Coming with a pair of keys, this allows players to start and stop their farming vehicles by turning a real key on their desk. There is also a modding tutorial disc for players to use to create their own farming equipment.

Release date and platforms

Farming Simulator 25 is scheduled for release just as the harvest season ends. The game will launch on November 12, 2024 at just the right time for real-world farmers to come in from the cold to plant their next yield of virtual crops.

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Farming Simulator 25 will be released on PC, Mac, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. Notably, this will be the first time a Farming Simulator has been available on PlayStation and Xbox since Farming Simulator 22.

The graphical upgrades mean the game won’t be able to run on last-generation consoles, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players left behind in last year’s harvest.

Preorders are available now for select platforms. No early access period has been confirmed yet, and pricing details have yet to be confirmed at the time of writing.

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