Gold! (Gold!) Farming Simulator 15 Expansion Released

Farming Simulator is a triumph of earnestness. I’ve known a few people who gave it a try because it was a kooky ironic gag for a while, with all those montage parody videos, only to discover they actually quite enjoyed simulating farming. Stick that in your vapewand and smoke it, ‘irony’. If you too know the pleasures of tilling virtual soil and want more farms and more farming, you may now sow your seed further afield.

The ‘Gold’ expansion for Farming Simulator 15 [official site] launched today, bringing a new Eastern European farm and oodles of new vehicles.

Not being a virtuafarmer myself, I’m not wholly sure what to say or what’s expected or wanted in a Farming Simulator expansion. Its new farmland is inspired by Eastern Europe, and glimpses of it in screenshots and trailers look pretty nice! As for the new farming tools, they include vehicles and equipment from companies with great names like ROSTSELMASH and ZETOR – full list is here.

The expansion will cost you £12 on Steam and from the devs and whatnot. For £170, you can get the base game, the expansion, and the official wheel, pedals, and control panel peripherals. If you’re going that far, I do hope you’d also slip on a pair of mud-caked wellies while playing. Pop a few ice cubes into some gloves to simulate those bitter Highland mornings. Put your computer desk in a big paddling pool with a few inches of soil, freshly-cut grass and grains, manure, and vinegary silage.

17 Comments

  1. golem09 says:

    Why IS there no Gold Farming Simulator?

  2. Nereus says:

    How am I farm gold?

  3. Dingbatwhirr says:

    Thank you for that title. Now I’ll have that song stuck in my head all day…

    (Could be followed with ‘Always believe in your soil’?)

    • Haxton Fale says:

      (Could be followed with ‘Always believe in your soil’?)
      Well, you’ve got the power to know.

    • guygodbois00 says:

      I wish it would rain…

  4. stoner says:

    Did Giants fix the bugs that have been there since FS2011? Nope. Been there in FS2013 and FS2015. Have they expanded the crop types? Nope. Still just Wheat, Barley, Corn, Canola, Potatoes, Sugar Beets. Animals? Still just Cows, Sheep, and Chickens.

    Giants could have added to the above lists. Could have added orchards. What did they do for FS2015?…just incorporated a modders forestry mod.

    Giants continues to sell DLCs (when better, more expansive mods are free) and leave the core program bug-ridden.

    On the plus side, Giants’ support of the modding community is excellent and secod to none.

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    Risingson says:

    Always believe in your soooooul

  6. Darth Gangrel says:

    “Put your computer desk in a big paddling pool” Alice, wouldn’t you rather swim in those pools, than play the actual game on the computer? Or does it need to be a pond to be to your liking?

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      Harlander says:

      Swimming in a paddling pool full of manure and silage doesn’t sound like something you’d do more than once.

  7. robertlepervers says:

    Faming Simulator ?

  8. Manburger says:

    “Stick that in your vapewand and smoke it, ‘irony’” got me pretty good! Choice. :D
    It has been said before (and will be said again) but I really do enjoy how RPS’ writers put their own spin on something as standard as a post about a announcement/new release.

  9. steves says:

    Man, the parody video never gets old, I watch it every time Farming Sim comes up! I even like the Skrillex song…

  10. Biggus_Dikkus says:

    This soviet setting is kinda ironic. Communism is here!

  11. racccoon says:

    Should it be, marijuana farming gold edition.

  12. fetthesten says:

    Maybe someday the developers will make good on the title and actually make a farming simulator game, one that isn’t set in a magical fantasy land where seasons do not exist and crops grow to maturity almost overnight. It’s agriculture porn and little else.