Virtual agriculture will soon be more real, because the agricultural simulator 22 receives a variety of precision farming technologies bundled in a free DLC.
In 2020 by John Deere initiated and financially funded by EIT FOOD, Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, publishes publisher and developer Giants software the Precision Farming Free DLC on 19 April 2022 for PC and consoles. The free content introduces plant sensors, an environmental assessment system and other new features that further deepen the gameplay.
New mechanics and function improvements
The Precision Farming Free DLC focuses on reducing the environmental impact of agriculture and adds to the agricultural simulator 22 plant sensors and variables and drilling, as well as variable weed control and application of organic fertilizer.
The new Environmental Assessment System helps the playing to increase the sustainability of their operation and their field fruits by using the intelligent technologies contained in the DLC.
In addition, the Precision Farming Free DLC has the features of the version developed for the Agriculture Simulator 19, which laid the foundation stone with the introduction of floor types, soil samples, variable fertilization and economic analysis.
However, these already existing features will not only return, but were also further improved: For example, there is the possibility to purchase soil cards for a fee from a service provider, which saves their time to remove their own soil samples.
EU funded project for sensitization of sustainable agriculture
With more than one million downloads, the first version of the Precision Farming DLC of the Agricultural Simulator 19 was a great success.
The aim of EIT Food financially funded project is to convey knowledge about sustainable agricultural technology. The implementation of Precision Farming for the world’s successful agricultural simulator series is one of many steps that would like to raise awareness of this topic.
“We are proud to be an active part of this important project,” says Thomas Frey, Creative Director at Giants Software. “With the agricultural simulator 22, the most extensive part of the series, which has sold more than three million times since Launch, we would like to use ourselves not only for the sustainable technology behind Precision Farming, but even more game depth of our faithful and dedicated fans Offer.”
Various other European partners are also part of the project: Thus, the University of Hohenheim (Germany), the University of Reading (Great Britain), cooperate, the Group (largest cereal cooperative Spain) and the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences To advance this technology.
The Agricultural Simulator 22 of the Developer and Publishers Giants Software is available for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia.