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Lots of Content, Lots of Logging – Farming Simulator 22 is Growing

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  • Farming Simulator 22 is currently playable via Free Play Days
  • Platinum Edition containing base game and expansion is up for pre-order
  • Free content is now available: modern and classic John Deere tractors

You know, there’s lots to do on a farm. You’re always as busy as a bee producing sweet, sweet honey while it’s increasing the yield of adjacent fields of crops (they really do, bees are buzzing awesome). Just like we are busy with cultivating new content for Farming Simulator 22 – Forests. Pumps. Hoses. Shiny Platinum Editions. Let’s talk about all that.

Soon, you’ll be able to harvest what we planted for you: the upcoming Platinum Edition and Platinum Expansion, two new content packs (Vermeer Pack and Pumps n’ Hoses Pack) plus free content and more. All coming this year. Continue reading for more details!


Want to try Farming Simulator 22 for free? You can do it right now!


Quick FYI: Check out Free Play Days and play Farming Simulator 22 on Xbox this weekend! If you’re new to (virtual) farming, you might want to take a look at our Farming Simulator Academy, a growing set of tutorials to assist you with your first steps on the fields.

And, if you think, “Hey wow, those Farming Simulator people seem more interesting than I thought”, you can even join FarmCon by watching our live stream this Saturday – we’re meeting fans at the John Deere Forum in Germany to present the following content live and look for the best (virtual) bale stacker. Streaming on our official Giants Software Twitch channel starts at 10 am CEST on July 23rd and lasts until the evening. But let’s get back to the new stuff that’s coming soon.


Happy Little Tree Planting and Lots of Logging


With the Platinum Expansion & Platinum Edition (containing the base game + expansion), we add a huge amount of new content to the game. Both launch on November 15th, and pre-orders are available now. We push the number of authentic vehicles and tools by renowned agricultural brands up to more than 500. Volvo Group is joining the Farming Simulator universe with the expansion! Also included: more machines by IMPEX, Koller, Komatsu, Pfanzelt, Schwarzmüller, and others to care for fields and forest.

If you’re into forestry, the new map called Silverrun Forest becomes your new playground to harvest trees and distribute the logs for new production chains and various points of interest that develop thanks to your deliveries. That includes a small shipyard, where boats take off when you provide enough wood. More importantly, you can plant new types of trees and create an even more impressive landscape inspired by the Pacific Northwest of the United States. New missions included. Have your new tree markers handy!

Farming Simulator 22 - FarmCon

Vermeer and More – We’re Not Done, Yet!


With the Vermeer Pack, another new content pack is coming to Farming Simulator 22 and it’s coming in just a few weeks. In addition to the world’s first self-propelled baler, the Vermeer pack includes five efficient and unique machines from the North-American manufacturer. If you’re into baling (you should, it’s fun), you’ll be able to produce bales as fast as possible, with great comfort and maneuverability. Like the Platinum Edition and Platinum Expansion, you can pre-order the Vermeer Pack right now – and on August 23rd, you can start baling.

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Farming Simulator 22 - Vermeer

Let’s Pump It Up! Get Your Hoses Ready…


Presented and published by Giants Software, our dear friends at the game development studio Creative Mesh (started as a modding team and best known for their third-party add-ons for past Farming Simulator installments), are currently working on the Pumps n’ Hoses Pack. It’ll allow you to extend your farming operations with so-called umbilical systems (using pumps and hoses to spread fertilizer more efficiently and soil-friendly), manure separation and configurable biogas plants. It’s available for pre-order now and will be released on September 27th.

Farming Simulator 22 - Pumps and Hoses

Okay, Here’s Some Free Content Right Now!


If you want something new RIGHT NOW, then visit the official in-game ModHub, where we provide you with Giants-tested mods by our community and a selection of machines we introduce ourselves for everyone to download for free – like the John Deere 5M and the classic John Deere 710. Both tractors are now available, free of charge, so they’re on us and John Deere. Have fun! And, if we see you at FarmCon at the John Deere Forum or in our livestream this weekend, say hello to our developers!



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We’re excited to return to gamescom in Cologne, Germany this August and hang out in person with the community for the first time since 2019!  

We’re really looking forward to being back on the show floor, bringing our passionate fans together again in person to celebrate what’s ahead at Xbox. At gamescom 2022, whether attending the show or watching the Xbox Booth @ gamescom Live Stream from home, fans in Europe and around the world can expect a little more insight into some of our previously announced games coming to Xbox in the next 12 months. 

We’re also very pleased to announce the return of Xbox FanFest to the show floor. More details on this and everything else we’re up to at gamescom 2022, can be found below. Here’s what to expect.  


Xbox Booth 


This year the Xbox booth will be back in Hall 8 and will feature 36 stations with a fantastic line-up of content coming to Xbox in the next 12 months, many of which will arrive on Game Pass on day one.

For those attending in person, you will be able to go hands-on with some of the latest games and updates from Xbox Game Studios, including: 

  • Pentiment  (Obsidian Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Age of Empires IV  (Relic Entertainment & World’s Edge / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator  (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios Publishing)
  • Sea of Thieves  (Rare Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Grounded (Obsidian Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)

We will be celebrating some of our third-party partners too, with playable titles on the booth including: 

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley (Gameloft)
  • Gunfire Reborn (Duoyi Games / 505 Games)
  • Inkulinati (Yaza Games / Daedalic Entertainment)
  • Last Case of Benedict Fox (Plot Twist Games / Rogue Games)
  • Lies of P (Neowiz)
  • Lightyear Frontier (Frame Break)
  • Planet of Lana (Wishfully / Thunderful)
  • You Suck at Parking (Happy Volcano)

Visitors to the booth will also be able to get hands-on with the new Xbox App on the latest 2022 Samsung Smart TV, part of our mission to empower everyone to play the games they want, with the people they want, anywhere they want. 

In addition to getting hands-on with the latest games, attendees will have the chance to become a video game hero with some amazing photo opportunities. You’ll be able to… 

  • Come face-to-face with the first boss from Grounded, the Broodmother, a larger-than-life spider 5 meters (17 feet) wide who is looking forward to getting a selfie with you
  • Walk the plank with Sea of Thieves 
  • Fight the Piglins with Minecraft Legends 
  • Storm the battlefield with Age of Empires IV   
  • Take a selfie with Starfield’s robot companion, VASCO 

We can’t wait to see what you get up to.   

Xbox remains committed to the belief that gaming should be safe, inclusive, and accessible for all. That’s why we’re ensuring that Xbox Adaptive Controllers will be available on request and all areas of the booth will be wheelchair accessible. Additionally, easily identifiable American Sign Language (ASL), British Sign Language (BSL), and German Sign Language (DGS) interpreters, as well as “Here to Help” staff, will be available to assist players of all abilities.   

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We are also pleased to announce that Xbox is an official partner of “gamescom goes green” and we have made a voluntary climate contribution to ClimatePartner to offset the CO2 consumption of our show floor presence. We are also committed to the prevention of waste in the design, presence and breakdown of the Xbox booth itself. All of this forms part of Xbox’s commitment to our players and the industry to work tirelessly to reduce our environmental impact in a responsible way. 

You will be able to find us at Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse, North entrance. Come hang out with Team Xbox! 

See below for the consumer show opening times: 

  • Thursday, August 25 – 10:00am – 8:00pm CEST 
  • Friday, August 26 – 10:00am – 8:00pm CEST 
  • Saturday, August 27 – 9:00am – 8:00 pm CEST 
  • Sunday, August 28 – 9:00am – 8:00pm CEST 

Xbox Booth @ gamescom Live Stream 


Live from the Xbox Booth at gamescom, on Thursday, August 25 from 2:00pm CEST – 8:00pm CEST / 5:00am PT – 11:00am PT / 8:00am ET – 2:00pm ET we’ll also host a special day of live-streamed conversations. Expect developer interviews and gameplay from various Xbox Game Studios including Mojang Studios, Obsidian Entertainment, and World’s Edge plus Xbox Game Studios Publishing and their partners at Asobo Studio, in addition to some of our highly anticipated games from our third-party partners. Join us for the whole stream or tune in for the latest on your most anticipated titles. Keep an eye on Xbox Social channels for the full content schedule in the days leading up to gamescom.

Here’s a taste of what to expect:   

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios Publishing)
  • Gunfire Reborn (Duoyi Games / 505 Games)
  • Sea of Thieves (Rare Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Lies of P (Neowiz)
  • High On Life (Squanch Games)
  • Grounded (Obsidian Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Pentiment (Obsidian Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
  • Minecraft Legends (Mojang Studios & Blackbird Interactive / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Planet of Lana (Wishfully / Thunderful)
  • Age of Empires IV (Relic Entertainment & World’s Edge / Xbox Game Studios)

The live English-language broadcast from Xbox’s gamescom booth will be available in German, French, Polish, Italian, Spanish (Latin American & Castilian), Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Simplified), along with ASL, BSL and DGS interpretation, and English Audio Descriptions. You can catch all the Xbox Booth @gamescom Live Stream on regional Xbox channels on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and elsewhere.


Xbox FanFest @ gamescom 


After Hours Booth Access Event. 

Xbox FanFest will host a special event after hours in the Xbox Booth. This event will take place on Wednesday, August 24from 8:00pm – 11:00pm CEST and gives select fans a chance to beat the crowds and get access to the booth before the show opens to public ticket holders. There’s no better way to connect with others in the Xbox community than being together in-person. Together, fans can enjoy fun booth activities, including meet and greets with game creators. To enter for a chance to win a ticket to the After Hours Booth Access Event for you and a friend, register as an Xbox FanFest fan at xbox.com/fanfest and opt-in on the exclusives page. Entry period ends August 15 at 11:59pm PT. 

Virtual Meet & Greets with Sea of Thieves and Park Beyond. 

Can’t make it to gamescom in person this year? No problem. Xbox FanFest will host Meet & Greets with Sea of Thieves and Park Beyond on Friday, August 26. Fans can participate no matter where they may be by joining a Microsoft Teams call. These virtual experiences are a unique opportunity to chat directly with game creators about their games and their experience in the industry. To enter for a chance to win, register as an Xbox FanFest fan at xbox.com/fanfest and opt-in for the meet and greet of your choice. Entry period ends August 15 at 11:59pm PT. See Official Rules for full details.

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Xbox Social Media Coverage.

For all the latest updates on Xbox at gamescom this year, stay tuned to the @Xbox Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube social channels, and the @XboxDACH Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube social channels. We’re using #Xboxgamescom as our event hashtag.



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