Farming Simulator 17 is a real game, apparently


You know how sometimes you’ll hear about a thing, but it’s so absurd, you just assume it’s not actually a thing? That’s Farming Simulator 17 for me. I thought it was, like, an elaborate joke. I mean, I totally get city building simulators and galactic domininion simulators and even rock simulators (… maybe), but a farming simulator? HOW IS THIS A THING.

But it is a thing, because here’s Farming Simulator 17 with a launch date next week and a proper trailer and everything.

“Immerse yourself in a huge open world loaded with a yield of new content. Explore farming possibilities over hundreds of acres of land, including a detailed new North American environment. Drive over 250 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from more than 75 manufacturers, including huge new brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra,” gushes the video blurb.

“Harvest many types of crops, including for the first time sunflowers and soy beans. Take care of your livestock – cows, sheep, chickens and now pigs – take part in forestry, and sell your products to expand your farm! Transport your goods with trucks and trailers, or load and drive trains to reach your destination. Grow your farm online with other players, and download community created mods across each platform for an ever-expanding Farming Simulator experience!”

It’s out on 25 October on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. I don’t even.