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Chopping Trees and Harvesting Crops: Farming Simulator 15 Game Footage

by Danny Vittore

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As we’ve covered before, it’s no secret that logging is going to be the big new thing in Farming Simulator 15. Of course, this whole logging thing is sort of being really abstract with the whole idea of “farming.” Unfortunately, if you were looking forward to playing a game where you ran around as an old school lumberjack, hacking away at trees with an axe and yelling “TIMBER!” You will be greatly disappointed. It turns out, nowadays, logging is done by a whole assortment of complicated tractors and giant claws with in-built chainsaws, as opposed to big, burly Canadian men wearing plaid shirts.

To give you a better idea of what you can expect with the logging aspects of the game, Focus Home Interactive and Giants Software has released a gameplay teaser that is dedicated to what logging will look like in-game.

In the trailer, we get to see various different woodcutting vehicles that will work together in the supply chain that makes up a modern logging business. It’s quite clear that the vehicles are modeled to a decent level of realism (although, I suppose how clean everything looks is a tad bit unrealistic). The visuals in general look very clean and are just better than the previous farming simulator in every respect. Again, we see what appear to be glimpses of some sort of physics engine with the rocking, tossing and turning of vehicles as they start moving or stopping.

Of course, this is Farming Simulator 15, not logging simulator, and Giants Software wants to remind us of this by also releasing another gameplay teaser that follows a bunch of vehicles harvesting wheat, which you can watch below. We also get more looks at the new and improved UI, which looks exponentially more modern than the old one, as well as a look at what driving from the first person view looks like with a view of the relatively detailed looking cab inside a tractor.

Farming Simulator 15 is set to be released on the 30th of October for PCs and in early 2015 for Xbox 360Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. We’ll keep you updated on all things Farming Simulator 15, so make sure to check back often!

Are you looking forward to practicing your green thumb or a bit of deforestation in Farming Simulator 15? Let us know in the comments below!

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