Farming Simulator 19 free DLC dials up the realism

Focus Home Interactive and GIANTS Software have officially launched their newest update for Farming Simulator 19, introducing the Precision Farming DLC.

Available on all platforms including PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, this content is completely free to download for anyone who owns a copy of Farming Simulator 19.

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The main focus in this “EU-approved” DLC is to promote eco-friendly friendly through the use of advanced technology. Virtual farmers will now have an extended set of tools available to them in-game as explained in the tutorial video.

You can now purchase equipment to help analyse your fields and generate a soil map, showing exactly where your crops will have the best yield. Analysis can be costly – especially on higher difficulty – though will reward patient players with valuable intel.

Players can also monitor the pH values of their soil as well as the Nitrogen levels of growing crops, reviewing even more data than ever via the game’s map/menus. In short, Farming Simulator 19 has layered on some extra realism for those die-hard fans.

“We’re excited to elevate the aspect of realism in Farming Simulator with the expertise of our partner John Deere while contributing to the solution of an agricultural challenge. We hope the new gameplay features will please our fans while spreading awareness of modern agricultural technology”, says Christian Ammann, CEO of GIANTS Software.

At launch we awarded Farming Simulator 19 a respectable 7 out of 10:

I have mixed feelings about Farming Simulator 2019. For a biennial release, I would initially have expected more, so this might start off feeling like a large expansion rather than a new game. Get further into the game, you’ll start to enjoy the new features and vehicles, and the little improvements build up to what is still an enjoyable farming game at heart. For newcomers, the initial grind might be off putting to some, but the wealth of things you can do in the game will keep you entertained for hours.

Source: Press Release

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