The thrills, chills, and slurry spills of Farming Simulator 17 [official site] are off to South America in an expansion this November, publishers Focus Home Interactive have announced. The ‘Platinum’ expansion will add a new farm set in an unnamed pretty South American country, where sugar cane is a new crop to harvest. Supposedly that terror ↑ up there is a machine made to harvest sugar cane but I’ll not give that man-mulching deathbot a chance to catch me.
Here’s the announcement blurb from Focus Home:
“With the Platinum Expansion, discover a new South American playground, and its authentic landscapes, unique vegetation, railway network, local cows and sugar cane fields offering a total change of scenery and more gameplay possibilities! Enjoy even more choice in how you want to develop your farming enterprise, as sugar cane is added to the existing variety of crop types waiting to be harvested by the Case IH A8800 MR sugar cane harvester. In addition to this machine from Case IH Austoft, world leader in cane-harvesting technology, famous brands from South America, Poland and Australia have also been added, including Stara, Doble TT, Bizon and Gessner Industries for the first time in the series, bringing the number of vehicles and tools present in the game to over 275 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from more than 80 manufacturers!”
Local cows! [That’s Brahmans -bovine ed.]
Farming Simulator 17’s Platinum expansion is due on November 14th. Also due then is a Platinum Edition including both the base game and expansion. Yes, they have confusingly named the expansion after the edition which includes it. Still, Farming Sim 15’s expansion was named Gold so this is an upgrade in prestige. Do you reckon the inevitable Farming Sim 19 will go Multi-Platinum or skip straight to Diamond?