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Farming Simulator 25 announced

Giants Software today announced that Farming Simulator 25 will be released on November 12 this year for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The new version of the now classic game series will for the first time include a map, crops, and machinery suitable for East Asian farming. In other words it is time to plant and grow rice paddies.

In addition there will also in the base game be one American and one Central European map, over 20 different crops, animals – including buffalos – as well as new production chains and constructions.

The game engine itself has also got an overhaul and is now on version 10, which among other things means improved graphics and physics, providing effects like distance fog, enhanced shadows, dynamic weather effects, ground deformation, and more.

Farming Simulator 25 is already available for pre-order as standard and collector’s editions in select web stores, including Giants’ own store. Official release date is November 12, 2024.

Farm Production Pack to FS22

The next DLC for Farming Simulator 22 is on its way and this time the focus is on production and logistics.

The Farm Production Pack is a collaboration between Dutch Modding Incorporated (DMI) and Giants Software, and the pack will bring all kinds of things in order to improve the logistics and resource management.

All in all the pack includes over 20 new machines, selling-points and buildings. This includes a full-blown distribution center for pallets of goods which can become a mini-game in itself.

For the crops there is the washer for rootcrops, improving their selling price. And speaking of selling, there’s also new placeable farm stores in different sizes where you can sell your produce.

The Farm Production Pack is coming April 30th for PC and consoles, but preorders are already open.

Crusader Kings III: Starter Edition

Paradox has a new bundle offer for new players looking to get started with Crusader Kings III. The new Crusader Kings III: Starter Edition package includes, in addition to the base game, the DLCs Tours and Tournaments, Friends and Foes, Garments of the Holy Roman Empire, Elegance of the Empire, and Fashion of the Abbasid Court.

At the same time as the new package is launched, the old starter package called the Royal Edition will disappear from the stores.

Cities: Skylines II – Beach Properties

The first add-on pack for Cities: Skylines II has now been released. The Beach Properties Asset Pack adds new items for those high-value (hopefully) waterfront properties.

Buyers of the DLC will get access to the following:

Waterfront Zone: A new residential zoning option dedicated to waterfront buildings allows you to redefine your city’s coastline.

Beach Properties: Each theme adds growable residential buildings waiting to populate your new waterfront zone, from luxurious waterfront mansions to charming beachside cottages.

Signature Waterfront Buildings: Tailored to fit into European or North American architectural themes, these signature buildings are crafted to highlight your city’s beachfront.

Beach Properties features 70 new assets, including:

  • 10 North American residential buildings with three levels (30 assets)
  • 10 European residential buildings with three levels (30 assets)
  • Six signature buildings
  • AND Four New trees

Beach Properties is also available as part of the Expansion Pass: Waterfronts, which is included in the Ultimate Edition.

Medieval Dynasty patching is paused

Patch for Medieval Dynasty has been released and with that came an additional message from the developers that it will be the last patch done for a while since they currently will be focusing their efforts on bringing The Oxbow map update to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and other platforms.

Farming Simulator offers free modding tutorial videos

Would you like to model a tractor for the game or create a map according to your own preferences, but don’t know how? Then dive into the Farming Simulator Modding Tutorials 5.0. They provide important information for you to get started with your own mod. 

In 15 videos, you will learn the basics of how to build your own mods and incorporate your ideas into Farming Simulator 22. The tutorials include:

  1. Introduction & Blender Installation
  2. Installation of the .i3d exporter
  3. Surface materials
  4. Separating & setting pivots
  5. Components & compoundChildren
  6. Functional points
  7. modDescXML
  8. Vehicle XML
  9. Create animations with “Moving Tools”
  10. Insert effects
  11. Merge Groups & Bounding Volume
  12. Level of Detail
  13. Skinning
  14. Create store images
  15. Fine-Tuning

With the Modder’s Guide you will learn how to plan mods, which beginner’s mistakes you should avoid and how to make it into the ModHub. You can find a digital booklet to download in the GIANTS Developer Network (GDN).

Mod for a good cause! Creativity should be honored, and we reward your mods! The exact reward depends on the ratings, the number of downloads in the ModHub and the type of your mod. And it gets even better: If you donate your profits, we will double the amount! You can choose where profits go: German Animal Welfare Association, German Cancer Aid, World Hunger Aid, Doctors Without Borders, SOS Children’s Village, Red Cross, WWF, or UNICEF.

Got more questions? In the GDN, you will find all the software you need to create your mods. In addition to further tutorials, you can exchange ideas with like-minded people and experts on the forums. Or subscribe to our modding newsletter and stay up to date!

Valentines delivery time

It’s time for the annual Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator Valentines event again. This time your personal goal requires 14 finished deliveries of Valentines Presents cargo in order to qualify for the World of Trucks Achievement and get a nice little cabin item.

The formal rules are as follows:
Using External Contracts, with a World of Trucks-connected profile in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator or both, the community goal is to achieve 600,000 deliveries of Valentine Presents cargo, from any city in any trucking territory.

When a player completes 14 deliveries of Valentine Presents cargo across any trucking territories in either game, it will complete their personal goal.


  • Personal: Players that complete 14 or more deliveries of Valentine Presents cargo will gain a unique World of Trucks Achievement as well as a Winged Heart cabin item as a Steam inventory item for Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator.
  • Community: When the community goal of achieving 600,000 deliveries of Valentine Presents cargo from any city is met and if the player has also achieved their personal goal, then they will receive a 
  • Trucker’s Rose hanging item as a Steam inventory item for their cabin.

In order to qualify for any community reward, you must complete at least your personal goal in Euro Truck Simulator 2, American Truck Simulator or both. Each reward will be a Steam inventory item for both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck Simulator. Once completed, claim your reward in the Events page on your World of Trucks profile.

The event will be concluded on Sunday the 18th of February at 23:59 UTC.

Straw Harvest DLC for FS22

There has been a new free update to Farming Simulator 22. It is the Straw Harvest DLC made by Creative Mesh and which had it’s premier in Farming Simulator 17 that now exist also for the latest game in the series. So once again there is the possibility for a pellet industry and new ways to make use of the straw from the fields.

With the free Straw Harvest Pack, we get new powerful machinery from manufacturers Krone and Bressel und Lade. One of the machine highlights is the world’s first mobile pellet harvester – the Krone Premos 5000, which produces pellets by collecting straw and hay swaths from the field. Alternatively, it can be operated stationary with an additional bale shredder. Also included are two balers, the Krone BiG Pack 1290 HDP II and Comprima V180 XC alongside other machines for handling bales and pallets.

To add another layer to the gameplay, a versatile and configurable industry hall allows for storage and processing. While produced pellets can be sold, used for animal bedding, or fed to animals, the industry hall allows more possibilities through configurations – it can be used as an empty hall for parking vehicles as well as storing bales and pallets, or there could be added a hall crane to easier move bulk material, bales, and pallets. Adding an automatic palletizer, the pellets can be processed yet another step and sold at an even higher profit.

Straw Harvest can be downloaded directly in Farming Simulator 22 via the in-game ModHub and is as stated an entirely free DLC.

Manor Lords will launch April 26

The much anticipated – it recently revealed that it is on 2 million wishlists on Steam – medieval town-and-fief-builder Manor Lords will launch on April 26. From what I’ve seen and glimpsed this far from the developer’s twitter and Steam, this one-single-dev game looks very promising. In particular for us who loved Banished.