Farming Simulator 19 announced, with shiny new horses

Farming Simulator 19

Skipping a whole number for this year’s iteration of the popular farm-’em-up, Giants Software is looking to the future with Farming Simulator 19, which has just been announced for release this Autumn/Fall. By the sounds of it, it should be a  comprehensive update, with a “complete overhaul” of the graphics engine, new crops and farming activities, plenty of shiny tractors, and horses. You can hear a solitary neigh in the CGI reveal trailer, before a man opens a barn door and then that’s all she wrote.

When the game has bolted from that barn door later this year, it’ll offer three open worlds in which to develop your farm, either alone or with some green-fingered co-op chums. There’ll be a revamped South American climate, which they say has been gussied up to take advantage of the newly prettified engine, and another two fertile lands the developers has yet to reveal.

The most recent of the Farming Sim series (at least on PC) is 2016’s Farming Simulator 17, which you can grab cheap-ish in the current Steam sale if you’re quick. That game was recently embiggened with its Platinum expansion, which allowed you to till the land, to tip the cows, and generally to endure the baking heat of South America. It seems we’ll be heading back there for this year’s entry, where we’ll hopefully accrue a load of bonkers farming equipment like this lot:

Farming Simulator 17

I tell you, there’s a very thin line between Farming Simulator and MechWarrior.


  1. pookie101 says:

    And with Pure farming due to be released very soon we will have a new contender for the farming sim crown..

  2. MajorFordson says:

    Ugh, and still farming simulators look like crap and probably drive and play like crap. “Drive this foolishly simply machine and retexture a patch of ground.”

    A farming sim would have to be like a cross between Spintires, Mechanic Simulator and Stardew Valley to actually be a good game.

    Not setting the game in the modern era of set-and-forget machines too would be good. Getting my 1930s dozer-tractor to start up on a crank handle is a mini-game in its own right!

  3. zildjian451 says:

    Love this game, with mods even better

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    phuzz says:

    This being a Farming simulator post, according to the laws of the internet, I should be posting this video:
    link to

    However, due to the advent of horses, I reall have to include this one:

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