Zurich, Switzerland - 30th August 2023. GIANTS Software draws a very positive conclusion from this year's gamescom in Cologne: In Hall 6, the publisher and developer known worldwide for the Farming Simulator hosted a rousing stage program over five days from August 23rd to 27th.
Fans and gamers got hold of the popular straw hats, which could then be seen all over the exhibition grounds. At the same time, the largest number of Farming Simulator gaming stations to date was available and the second tournament of the Farming Simulator League Season Five thrilled esports fans.
Premiere for Premium & Hardware
The Premium Edition for Farming Simulator 22, which will be released in November, was playable in public for the first time ever. Supplemented by the mobile version of Farming Simulator 23, GIANTS Software offered a total of over 30 gaming stations.
In cooperation with accessories specialist HORI, visitors to the show were able to try out previously unannounced hardware especially designed for use with Farming Simulator.
Hats Off to the Winners
Since June, competitive farming has been included in Farming Simulator 22: At gamescom, numerous fans benefited from this new game mode, beating five opponents in this Bale Stacking Challenge and grabbing valuable prizes from John Deere.
The Farming Simulator League (FSL) had even more competition: On the gamescom weekend, the participating teams played the second tournament of the fifth season, which has a prize pool of 200,000 Euros. This special mode for competitive farming requires coordination when harvesting, baling and delivering to your own barn and is also included in Farming Simulator 22.
Download the gamescom 23 visuals here
Happy Faces Everywhere
The FSL tournament, played in a multiple knockout system, lasted 18 hours over two days - many of the games were only decided in the decisive third match. In the end, Team HELM, a favorite, won against the surprise team of Farming-Friends, who – although tainted with defeat very early on – made it all the way to the final.
"That was another goosebump feeling in Cologne!" commented Boris Stefan, Head of Publishing at GIANTS Software. "An exciting FSL tournament, an exuberant audience with our famous straw hats and enthusiasm all around Farming Simulator. These experiences with our community simply can't be topped!"
Farming Simulator 22 is available for PC, Mac, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. The Premium Edition will be released on November 14th and includes two expansions and seven packs in addition to the full version. The mobile version of Farming Simulator 23 is available as Nintendo Switch™ Edition, the mobile versions for iPhone, iPad, and Android™ devices are available in the App Store and on Google Play respectively. Further information about FSL at fsl.giants-software.com, on the official Farming Simulator website and in the press area of GIANTS Software.
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About GIANTS Software
GIANTS Software is an international video game developer and publisher from Switzerland established in 2004 and known worldwide for creating the popular Farming Simulator series.
The team with offices in Switzerland (Zurich), Germany (Erlangen), USA (Chicago)
and Czech Republic (Brno) is very committed to maintain close contact to the agricultural industry and to engage with the community. For more information, please visit giants-software.com
About Farming Simulator
Since 2008, over 30 million units of Farming Simulator have been sold worldwide. The game series has been released on all popular platforms including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs since then. From the start, the team enabled users to create mods with the company’s own GIANTS Engine. With the Farming Simulator League (FSL), the series introduced a competitive esports mode in 2019 – with teams competing in professional tournaments and many acclaimed brands and sponsors on board. More information available at farming-simulator.com
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