GIANTS Software, the publisher and developer behind the immensely popular Farming Simulator series, has unveiled the eagerly anticipated details of FarmCon 23. Set to take place on July 1st and 2nd at the DEUTZ-FAHR Arena in Lauingen, Germany, this community event promises to be a must-attend occasion for farming enthusiasts and dedicated fans of the franchise. In this article, we will provide you with an overview of the event’s schedule and a glimpse into the exciting new content that GIANTS Software has in store.
Presentations Unveiling New Expansion, Map, and More
As FarmCon 23 approaches, GIANTS Software has lined up an impressive series of presentations designed to offer a comprehensive look into the future of the Farming Simulator series. These informative panels will kick off at 10 am and cover various aspects of the franchise, including:
- 15 Years of Farming Simulator: A retrospective journey led by GIANTS Software CEO Christian Ammann and CTO Stefan Geiger, providing insight into the evolution of the series over the past 15 years.
- New Expansion Preview: Attendees will be treated to a preview of the upcoming expansion for Farming Simulator 22. Led by Gameplay Producer & Lead Gameplay Programmer Manuel Leithner, this presentation promises to showcase exciting new features and enhancements.
- New Map Sneak Peek: Senior 3D Artist Maximilian Frömter will offer attendees an exclusive first glimpse at the upcoming map for Farming Simulator 22, giving fans an exciting preview of the immersive landscapes they can expect to explore.
- Publishing News: Boris Stefan, the Head of Publishing at GIANTS Software, will provide an overview of recent and upcoming projects from the company, giving fans an insight into what lies ahead for the Farming Simulator franchise.
- Production Pipeline: Publishing Coordinator Kenneth Burgess will take the stage to shed light on the intricate process of developing a Farming Simulator game, from pre-production to the final product.
- Modding with Blender: For aspiring modders and enthusiasts, Gameplay Programmer & Lead Integrator Stefan Maurus will present detailed information about modding with Blender, providing valuable insights into the customization possibilities for Farming Simulator games.
Entertaining Program for the Whole Family
Beyond the informative presentations, FarmCon 23 promises to be a fun-filled event for attendees of all ages. GIANTS Software and DEUTZ-FAHR have collaborated to create an engaging program, which includes:
- Playable Content: Gaming stations will be set up, allowing attendees to experience the latest content from Farming Simulator 22 firsthand. Additionally, the highly anticipated mobile game, Farming Simulator 23, will be showcased, giving fans a taste of what to expect in the upcoming release.
- Farming Simulator League (FSL): The competitive spirit will be alive at FarmCon 23 with the return of the Farming Simulator League (FSL) for Season 5. To participate in this exciting esports tournament, teams must register in advance via fsl.giants-software.com.
- Bale Stacking Challenge: A virtual Bale Stacking Challenge will be held, with winners receiving on-stage recognition and prizes provided by DEUTZ-FAHR. Furthermore, DEUTZ-FAHR will organize a real-life equivalent, where participants can operate actual machinery to skillfully stack bales and even drive a tractor on a separate test track.
- DEUTZ-FAHR Factory Tour and Exhibition: Visitors will have the opportunity to embark on a 45-minute factory tour, allowing them to learn more about DEUTZ-FAHR and gain insights into their range of tractors. A huge exhibition showcasing DEUTZ-FAHR’s impressive lineup of machinery will also be available for attendees to explore, providing an immersive experience for farming enthusiasts.
Ticket Options and Exclusive Benefits
To attend FarmCon 23, fans are required to secure their tickets via Eventbrite. Two ticket options are available: Standard and Gold. Each ticket includes a gift bag filled with a selection of official Farming Simulator merchandise, ensuring attendees go home with a memorable keepsake. However, it’s important to note that all ticket types are limited, so early booking is highly recommended.
For those looking for an enhanced experience, the limited-availability Gold ticket upgrade offers exclusive benefits. Gold ticket holders will not only receive the same gift bag as the Standard ticket holders but also gain access to an exclusive evening event with the developers of GIANTS Software. This special occasion includes a delightful dinner, creating an intimate and engaging setting for fans to connect with the minds behind the Farming Simulator franchise.
Game Availability and Pre-Orders
Farming Simulator 22, the latest installment in the series, is currently available for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, ensuring a wide range of platforms for players to enjoy the farming experience.
Furthermore, Farming Simulator 23, the highly anticipated mobile version of the game, is set to be released on May 23, 2023. Pre-orders for Farming Simulator 23: Nintendo Switch Edition are already open at selected retail stores and the Nintendo eShop, allowing Nintendo Switch owners to secure their copy ahead of the release date.
FarmCon 23 is shaping up to be an extraordinary event for Farming Simulator fans, offering a diverse range of activities and insightful presentations from GIANTS Software. Attendees will have the opportunity to delve into the world of Farming Simulator, with sneak peeks at new expansions, maps, and upcoming projects. The event promises an entertaining program suitable for the entire family, including playable content, esports tournaments, and real-life farming challenges. Whether you’re a seasoned virtual farmer or a newcomer to the series, FarmCon 23 is an event not to be missed. Secure your tickets now and get ready to immerse yourself in the world of agriculture and simulation gaming like never before.