Excalibur Publishing Ltd is set to release Farming Simulator Gold at the end of March 2010. Due to the popularity of its predecessor throughout Europe, Excalibur Publishing Ltd. have put their heads together with Astragon and Giant to create an updated version with lots of new content. The aim of the game remains the same. The player assumes the role of a young farmer’s 18-hour day running a busy farm. You can choose a basic collection of vehicles and machinery to help manage your land and playing in career mode will allow you to expand your farm fleet. The better you are the better your machinery gets and you can choose from nicely detailed tractors, combine harvesters and over 20 different tools to ensure your farm becomes as successful as possible.
This is where the new content comes into its own. New missions such as grubbing, seeding, spraying and bale collecting have been added to further challenge you. The additional tools are support the missions and challenges. There is a new configuration menu allowing for a free key assignment of keyboard and gamepad and compatibility with more joysticks, gamepads and steering wheels.
Robert Stallibrass of Excalibur Publishing said: “We were amazed and excited about the success of Farming Simulator in the UK, especially with FarmVille being so prominent on Facebook. We are trying more and more to incorporate suggestions and improvements into our simulations and updates, and are grateful to the community for their excellent consumer feedback.” The product will retail at £24.99, is available on pre-order at excalibur-publishing.com and will officially hit the shelves in all major game retailers on 26 March 2010.