Hands-on agriculture jobs have become quite exotic as they rely on sophisticated machinery. Farming Simulator 19 Platinum will be the premier opportunity to experience them.
Did you know that only 1.3 percent of total employees in the United States have direct on-farm employment? The rest of the population depends on getting fed on time by this tiny group of workers, who are effectively machine operators. This might seem like a mundane task, but nothing could be further from the truth. The success of Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a testament to this fact.
Stardew Valley may have been a cute little farm manager, but nothing matches the feeling of operating huge combine harvesters, tractors, mowers, balers, and loaders. This is what modern farming is all about.
Just as Euro Truck Simulator 2 upgraded its stable of vehicles over time, Farming Simulator 19 Platinum introduces a new brand of vehicles from the German Claas manufacturer, founded just before WWI started.
Farm aficionados should be familiar with the current stock of brands present in Farming Simulator 19:
- New Holland
- John Deere
You may have noticed horse riding in the trailer. This is not an artifice for the purpose of a launch trailer.
When you need to take a break from operating beautiful and powerful machines, you can hop on your horse and get an overview of your vast farm — including husbandry.
Farming Simulator 19, released last year by Focus Home Interactive, had a complete graphics engine overhaul, which is why machine-farming never looked better. Whether you expand your farm on European or American soil, there will always be something new to do; buy a new vehicle, or add a new crop to harvest.
The Platinum edition will be available on Steam on October 22, as both a standalone edition and as an add-on DLC — if you already own Farming Simulator 19.
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