Pure Farming 2018 trundles out in March 2018

Just as E3 rides a wave of big flashy announcements from American games full of headshots, Gamescom is drifting in atop news about German favourites like industrial simulators. Techland today announced that Pure Farming 2018 [official site], which they’re publishing but not making, will launch on March 13th 2018. A new trailer shows that coo, this is looking pretty swish – a possible rival for Giants Software’s ruling Farming Simulator rather that yet another scrappy little oddity created for the budget rack. Big-budget farming. Fancy farming for fancy farmers. Subsidised up the wazoo.

This here trailer is to show off the lands Pure Farming will visit: Colombia, Montana in the US of A, Italy, and Japan.

Don’t mind that German map at the end there: that’s an extra being cut out for a pre-order bonus. Yeah, I know, right?

Pure Farming 2018 used to be Pure Farming 17 but ended up delayed enough to need a new name – this isn’t a sequel or anything.

Unlike Farming Simulator, Pure Farming only offers singleplayer – as far as Technland have publicly announced, at least. For all I know, Gamescom will bring a surprise announcement of multiplayer. The collected European journalists will whoop, scream, and cheer even louder than American journalists witnessing the announcement of platform-exclusive content for a multiplatform FPS.

9 Comments

  1. Unsheep says:

    So the Germany-map is only available for pre-order (and later on as DLC perhaps)? Germany is probably the biggest market for this game, so that’s a clever/shitty(?) move by the Publishers.

    Having four available continents to play on is a big pull for me, especially the more exotic locations like Japan and Colombia. So to me, this already gives the game an advantage over Farming Simulator 18.

    • wombat191 says:

      Oh this is interesting “Travel between your farms located in Italy, Colombia, Japan and Montana, USA.” + Germany.

      You aren’t wrong that is such a huge advantage over FS18

  2. GrumpyCatFace says:

    Shut up and take my money.

  3. waltC says:

    This actually doesn’t look so bad–although as a farming simulator it would probably bore me. Still, that first scene captured in the screen shot above does sort of remind me of…Jeepers Creepers 3…?…;) (Still wondering why they haven’t done another of those…left the scarecrow handing on the barn wall for another 23 years…;))

    • wombat191 says:

      *Waves hands mysteriously* Your one wish is granted.
      eepers Creepers 3 is due to be released this year.

  4. TotallyUseless says:

    I hope these farming simulators would drop the year part of their game titles and start following on SCS Software’s footsteps. A single title (Euro Truck Simulator 2) with a plethora of totally optional expansion DLCs.

    Still interested on how pure farming 2018 would turn out tho. =)

    • KDR_11k says:

      Unlike ETS these games still have a lot of potential gameplay that needs adding, not just terrain and vehicles. They’re still fairly arcadey simulations and I’m not sure how well changes to existing gameplay fit into DLC.

  5. Alberto says:

    Hope you’ve got realistic features such as contaminating aquifers by over-fertilizing the soil or exterminating part of the local fauna by over-use of herbicides and insecticides.

    Or using underpaid illegal immigrants to gather fruit or going to ruin when Nestle finally controls the whole market of whatever you plant.

    • KDR_11k says:

      Pfft, these games don’t even simulate crop rotation and soil depletion. Employees are just an autopilot function that charges you money while it’s active and disappears at the end of the task, no hiring or staff system.