It’s a physical copy-only release, but if you haven’t already experienced Farming Simulator 2011 (available for download on Steam), here’s some screens and news that might draw you in.
Publisher, Excalibur, is set to release a ‘platinum edition’ in October. Now, Farming Simulator 2011 is not Farmville. It’s not even Harvest Moon. This is a hardcore sim game that tries to accurately recreate life on the farm.
It’s possible to farm both livestock or crops (though we assume that the realism doesn’t go as far as to slaughter your livestock with cut scene and all). Animals need a full care and feeding regime, and the animals range from the expected (cows) to the less common (bees, exclusive to platinum edition).
The game doesn’t skimp on the virtual crops, either. If crop farming is more to your taste the range of crops including barley, corn, rape and wheat.
The really hardcore farmers will appreciate the official licensing from machine manufacturers including Deutz-Fahr, Krone, Horsch, Pottinger and Vogel & Noot, and the platinum addition brings all new equipment including farm machinery from Amazone, ranging from ploughs, seeders, forage wagons, silage tools and more.
Existing players will be able to buy an add on to gain access to the extra content in the platinum edition, for £14.99.
So, yeah, more complex than Farmville.