SCS Software has now publicly announced both of their ongoing map projects for American Truck Simulator.
Already earlier they had announced that now when the big Texas map DLC has been successfully launched, it is time for neighbouring Oklahoma. And maybe not all that surprising the state coming thereafter will be Kansas.
Just like for the first year of the game’s existence, Farming Simulator 22 will have a Year 2 Season Pass which will grant the season pass owners automatic access to all DLCs released during 2023.
As of now, that means five planned DLC releases plus a small bonus in the shape of an oldtimer Volvo articulated loader, the BM-Volvo LM 845. Without specifying any dates at this point, the roadmap is for one DLC pack in early 2023, two during the summer-early autumn, and one plus the traditional yearly bigger expansion pack in late 2023.
Giants Software also states that they plan to develop and refine the current iteration of the game quite a bit further before the eventual release of a successor game.
The Year 2 Season Pass is available for purchase now and the DLCs included will be accessible on their respective release days during 2023.
It has been a year since Farming Simulator 22 premiered and following Giants Software’s traditional release pattern it is now time for the Platinum expansion to arrive. The exact date is set to November 15 and as usual it will arrive both as the complete Farming Simulator 22 Platinum Edition for new users and as an expansion DLC for us who already have the base game.
The Platinum expansion this time has a main focus on forestry and comes with new things to do in-game as well as with new things to use for doing it. It also comes with a new map – Silverrun Forest – which of course will be ideal for testing out the new machinery and methods.
Since it is about forestry the handling of trees have got an overhaul with new tree species, new planting and harvesting methods, and new ways to transport the timber from the forest with the help of winches, loaders and containers.
One of the new things in FS22 – production chains – is developed further by adding new ones (I have counted to eight new factories) and the brand new construction projects. By growing and selling your trees you can help in the construction of big projects such as a rollercoaster (and yes, you will apparently be able to ride it when complete), or making sailing boats at the local wharf.
There will naturally also be new brands showing up in the game. The most well-known probably being Volvo. The Platinum Expansion provides no less than twelve machines from the Swedish brand – from the oldtimer Volvo BM 2654 tractor to the state-of-the-art Volvo FH16 truck and a Volvo L200H wheel loader. There will also be new content from such brands as John Deere, Schwarzmüller, and Komatsu – just to mention a few. A more complete list is to be found at Giants own site.
The Platinum Expansion and Platinum Edition (base game + expansion) will release on November 15th for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Of course since the cows now produce more milk they also needs more feed. So a not insignificant amount of the autumn day had to be spent mowing grass. Both on our own fields and doing contract work for others. This evening job is a contract job, which has the benefit of me having the opportunity to play with some more powerful machines for a change. A heavy duty Case is not within my own budget for sure.
November 15th is the date for the release of American Truck Simulator’s largest map DLC this far. The state in question is of course the big state of Texas and with this addition to the map it will for the first time be possible to drive from coast to coast – if we count the shore of the Gulf of Mexico as that, that is.
But the fact remains, this is a big DLC. Like everything in Texas.
Farm work is still going strong in the just outside Atcham (or Attingham). So let’s do a picture post.
Autumn means harvest time and this autumn I had the luck to find a used John Deere that’s well-suited for the job. And when my own field was done it was time to be a helping hand at my neighbour’s harvest work as well…
…before it’s back to my own areals again in order to spread slurry. And yes, this is a very good example on that equipment doesn’t have to be from the same brand (or the same DLC) in order to work together. The Dupont tank turned out to work very well together with the Schouten spreader.
Creative Mesh – the former modders turned official third-party DLC-makers for Farming Simulator – are the makers of the new Pumps n’ Hoses DLC for Farming Simulator 22.
This DLC is focused on the use of liquid fertilizers in the farming and biggest new thing is the possibility to use umbilical hoses. That is hose systems that attach to tractor equipment and the feeds slurry into the spreader while the tractor is running.
In comparison with earlier DLCs, this is numerically the largest yet. With 16 pieces of equipment and on top of that also a number of new placeables, most being used for fertilizer and biogas production.
This is nothing remarkable, just the usual everyday going on in the English countryside. More exactly in Attingham Park outside Shrewsbury where we recently acquired a farm. So it’s time to plow the already harvested field and to harvest the one we got while still growing.
The previous owner could have been a bit better at taking care of his fields though. Or maybe he knew he was going to sell. This is not going to be the best of yields.
Starting a farm is always more expenses than income for a while. The autumn being a mix of doing the necessary field work as well as investing in some animals and equipment. Luckily there was at least one harvest that could be sold when winter arrived.
Attingham Park is a map mod made by GBModding. The Ford tractor is a mod by johndeere2450 and Mattxjs, and the New Holland combine is made by Tired Iron Modding and is available here.