Today, May 23, 2023 is a day of congratulations for farming fans: Farming Simulator 23 is coming to Nintendo Switch. Although it may seem for many players irrelevant, this title is one of the most famous within the video game simulators, even with an important league that distributes juicy economic prizes for players. But before going into the latter, it is necessary to talk about what Farming Simulator is.
Developed by Giants Software, Farming Simulator is a long-lived farming simulation saga. To be exact, its first videogame was published no less than 15 years ago, in the spring of 2008. That first installment had Astragon as publisher, to then be with Focus Home Interactive for almost a decade of life. However, during the 2022 edition, the brand decided to self-publish after seeing the tremendous success it was reaping, with more than 30 million units sold worldwide and more than 100 million downloads in its version for cell phones.
Proof of this success is that the 2022 edition had a peak of 105,636 users on Steam when it was launched. This figure is within the reach of very few video games in the panorama. Very few indeed.
In Farming Simulator a player must play, as you can imagine, a farmer. The game launches small tasks to accomplish in a certain time, from how to cultivate the land to the machinery and equipment to use. From here, the task becomes increasingly complex, as we must internalize concepts about cultivation, not to mention the most important thing: upgrade our equipment to make the harvest better and faster. In addition, we will also be able to exploit other areas to increase our income.
As in any good simulator, the mechanics of Farming Simulator is to keep growing and enhancing everything that is within our reach. The key is to spend enough time to do so and be very meticulous in fulfilling all the tasks that the game proposes to climb the ladder.
As a curiosity, Farming Simulator recreates so well the machinery that appears that in the first editions they had problems to introduce the manufacturers, while now they are the ones who go directly to the studio to give their models. In fact, the brands not only ask to enter, but also provide engineering drawings or minute details so that the recreation is as accurate as possible.
An impressive league
Although League of Legends or Valorant take the cake in terms of e-sports impact, behind these two behemoths there are also other major titles that work very well within the esports ecosystem. This is the case, for example, of the Farming Simulator League.
A simple fact: the fifth season of this competition will distribute a total of 200,000 euros in prizes. In this way, the professional players will not only count on the income obtained through their teams and sponsors, but those who go the furthest will be able to obtain juicy monetary amounts.
For this edition, professionals will have to play with Farming Simulator 22. This movement is quite common within the esports circuit. Instead of playing with the latest edition, it is always preferred to play with the previous one, since it is the one with which more time has been spent playing, as well as having a greater stability in terms of possible bugs, errors, etc. In fact, in the case of the Farming Simulator league, this will be the first year played with the 2022 version, since all previous editions were played with the 2019 version.
Note that within this league there are also special events and even a world final, so everything is linked to work in unison. In addition, it is very fun to watch in a group of three versus three, since coordination between players is essential.
With all this, we encourage you to give it a try… and good luck with your harvest!
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