Farming Simulator Franchise Celebrates 15 Years
Excelling in its field
What once started as a niche title for agricultural enthusiasts, became a multi-million selling and family-friendly franchise for all gamers: Farming Simulator, the internationally acclaimed simulation series, celebrates its 15th birthday, as GIANTS Software, the developer that grew into a publisher, excitedly points out. Not only the age of the ever-growing series is to celebrate, as the company also shines a spotlight on the fact that 2.5 billion mods have been downloaded for the modding-friendly series.
On April 14th, 2008, the very first Farming Simulator was released on PC – kicking off a new franchise that continuously evolved into a major gaming brand. Along the way, many milestones have been achieved, as the Anniversary Trailer shows: From cooperative multiplayer with Farming Simulator 2011 and the introduction of the portable entries of the series with Farming Simulator 2012, followed by console versions in 2013, over the creation of an official eSports league with Farming Simulator 19, up to cross-platform multiplayer with Farming Simulator 22.
From the beginning, GIANTS Software maintained close contact with agricultural industry and related companies, and the current game features more than 150 official brands. While GIANTS Software continuously extends Farming Simulator 22 with free and paid content to introduce even more renowned agricultural brands, brand-new machinery and additional gameplay elements, modding is not only allowed, but strongly supported.
As the company now discloses, 2.5 billion mods have been downloaded over the course of the series and multiple platforms. The company’s dedication for user-generated content is also proven by the fact that the internal QA department not only curates, but actively tests submitted mods while official mod tools and tutorials are provided.
Pre-orders for Farming Simulator 23: Nintendo Switch™ Edition are available at selected retail stores and the Nintendo eShop.