Since the release of Fortune Builder on the Colecovision console back in 1984, simulation games have continued to grow in popularity by establishing a strong following with several core audiences across the globe. The evolution of the genre has led to there being various construction and management, life, vehicle and sports simulation titles over the last 33 years.
During E3 2017, I had an opportunity to check out one simulation game that is destined to stand out from the rest by allowing players to explore the trials and tribulations of a farmer’s job. Techland Publishing’s Pure Farming 2018 aims to make the concept of farming both cool and engaging for people of all ages. Here are a few more details on what you can expect from this title.
Developed by Ice Flames, Pure Farming 2018 is scheduled to launch sometime during the first quarter of 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This new IP expands on the world of farming unlike ever before by featuring realistic models of licensed and crop-specialized machines, four diverse regions for harvesting and several new specialty crops to manage. Every McCormick, Zetor, Landini or Mitsubishi machine that you use in the game has unique driving physics that mirror exactly how these vehicles perform in real life. The previously mentioned regions include North America, Columbia, Italy and Japan. New crops like olives, rice and industrial hemp are introduced and expected to be managed under varying circumstances.
Pure Farming 2018 has three different modes for players to choose from including Free Farming, Farming Challenges and My First Farm. Free Farming is a sandbox mode that lets you set a budget and dive headfirst into the overall experience. Farming Challenges is a mission-based mode filled with objectives for veteran players to complete. Lastly, My First Farm teaches newcomers how to run a farm through quests and rewards them with experience points. Below are a few screenshots taken directly from the game.
After hearing all of these details about Pure Farming 2018, I must admit that this sounds like a promising venture that will ultimately payoff for both Ice Flames and Techland Publishing. You can tell right away that the developers did their research on the industry as a whole and are fully committed to creating the most realistic farming game experience on the market. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know much about farming, but I’m definitely looking forward to exploring this world further early next year.
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