Hold on to your straw hats everyone as the Farming Simulator series is now heading to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Q1 2013. The Farming Simulator series has surprisingly gone on to sell over two million copies since its debut in 2009 and continues to get yearly updates on PC. With a 3DS version out earlier this year, it seems Focus Home Interactive are now looking to expand the franchise further. Check out the press statement below:
FARMING SIMULATOR 2013: THE STAPLE OF VIRTUAL FARMING IS BACK!
Giants and Focus Home Interactive are pleased to unveil the first images and details of Farming Simulator 2013, to be released on PC in October 2012, and on Playstation® 3 and Xbox 360® in Q1 2013.
Genuine sim gaming phenomenon, Farming Simulator has surprised the world by becoming, with the 2011 edition, a surprise hit which went on to become the best-seller in some of the main European countries (over 500,000 copies sold in France and Germany!). Thanks to its simple and accessible gameplay, Farming Simulator has attracted a large and loyal following by enabling many players to manage their own farms and operate numerous farming vehicles.
Farming Simulator 2013 keeps all the ingredients that makes the staple of virtual farming, while incorporating many new machines, vehicles, crops, animals, and environment. Farming Simulator 2013 features equipment from top 20 vehicle manufacturers. Dozens of new machines have found their way into the game, such as those from reference brand Case IH, as well as some gigantic farming machines, soon to be unveiled at the Cologne’s Gamescom.
New to this edition is a complete online mode and online services, making it possible for the community to create, download and share mods, vehicles, and equipment, as well as custom made tools through the customization options directly integrated into the game.
Before more is revealed in upcoming videos and images, here are the very first official screenshots of the game, featuring some of the new vehicles from the manufacturer Case IH.