These features must be in the FS22
These features must be in the FS22
We asked LS players what features they want for the LS22, here are their answers:
Every true LS fan and player has so many different needs and wishes for the next LS22 version, so we decided to ask them about those and you will find them below:
Right now it is only possible to play the game together with another player if you’re either both on PC, on Xbox or on PS4. Currently it is not possible to crossplay between all these consoles and PC, but that would open up so many more possibilities to the players and really expand the Farming Simulator community. Right now games such as Rocket League or Fortnite have abilities for cross play, which players absolutely love. If LS22 is going to make crossplay possible, that will definitely be a huge improvement that will attract even more popularity to the game.
With every new release of the game, a lot of improvements are present, but also there are so many things that still could be made much better. For example, simple things such as a simpler menu for mods or searching possibilities. There are other things such as improvements of engine sounds, all the machines should be able to have low loaders attached, vehicles could look a bit more real life like, construction tools should be expanded and lastly, the amount of placeable objects should be more varied. These are quite small details indeed, but they really make the game what it is and improving them would mean a great deal to the community.
Used market for machines and equipment
Currently in the Farming Simulator you are only able to buy everything brand new – this includes all your equipment and machinery. This is a realistic use case, we cannot argue that in real life farmers aren’t able to afford to buy expensive John Deer tractors, but reality also is that the majority of farmers actually buy a lot of their stuff second hand. It is very common to do this, but unfortunately it is not available in LS right now. If it was, it would open up so many opportunities for farmers that do not have a big budget to spend on a tractor, but want to boost their farm – these could be the beginner players at first or other players with different strategies in the game. Also, the community agrees that being able to repair different parts of the vehicle could also be a very realistic and very useful way of playing.
Extremely well fertilized fields of course will maximise your harvest in LS19. However, we must acknowledge that such behaviour of the farmer in real can cause damage to your fields, crops can fail as well. In addition, wild animals could also appear sometimes in your fields because it happens in real life, but not in LS19 currently. This would definitely help boosting the realness of the game.
In the current LS19 version of the game, there are a lot of things to do with forestry. You are able to chop, press, saw or plant trees yourself if you want to. For a game based on agriculture mainly, this is quite a significant progress. However, there haven’t been many changes or improvements since LS15 and since that was released a long time ago, it feels that some more things could be improved. Players long for realism in the game, so abilities to reuse trees after storm damage or sick ones would be amazing, other ways of processing the trees would also be appreciated or just simple things like going through muddy roads in your Jeep and marking the trees that you would like to cut and clean your forest a bit.
More functions for machines
The appearance of the machines in LS19 look very nice and very life-like in fact – the displays are cool, there are many various settings, however, what is currently lacking is the amount of stuff you can actually do in them. For example, simple things like ability to edit license plates, manual coupling, GPS function that would allow you to drive straight across the field, adjustable seat heights, operational buttons, passenger function and many more. We all understand that this is a lot of requirements, that it wouldn’t possible to implement all of this for all the consoles and that not every single player wants these details, but as an example, the GPS feature has been looking forward for a very long time because there can be so many different use cases for it. Currently a lot of these features can be experienced via modding, but it would be much easier to have them in the engine of the game.
More sales opportunities
Currently the sales process in the Farming Simulator is quite simple and basic. You harvest your fields, you go to the sales stations and your money is transferred to you. Nothing special and also nothing very real either. Players would like to have more details in this process – something like obstacles in getting to the sales point such as huge traffic lines, ability to give samples of the grains before the mill accepts to buy them and the natural things like documents of the sale. It would also be extremely interesting and real life like if there would be fluctuations in price depending on the harvest. It’s very common to have lower prices if everyones has harvested really well and if there is extreme scarcity of harvest because of some weather damage, then the price could really go up. It would be much more complex of course, but the players would have to strategize more – get contracts and things like that to secure the stable prices. We believe that this would change the game to LS22 to be so much more interesting!
More mods for Playstation and Xbox players
Probably the most common wish that is coming from the players is that everyone wants more modding possibilities for the consoles. Unfortunately, it is not that famous mod makers of LS22 are simply doing this on purpose. Actually most of the restrictions are because of Microsoft and Sony. These guys do not allow to modify the script and as a result, it is not possible to make any really good and valuable mods for the game. The only things that are possible are released in modhub and they are mostly vehicles and maps without scripts. However, we think that GIANTS could do one thing already that would make the lives of players easier. Many people have complained that publishing mods via modhub is rather complex because error messages from GIANTS change a lot, so if developers of the came would communicate them more often and more clearly, that would be a great way to publish mods much smoother.
More life on the map
You can actually already do this if you’re in multiplayer mode, but of course we think that single player mode could be advanced in this topic as well. It would be nice to be able to see all the machinery in the fields near yours – neighboring fields in other words. Moreover, the game really lacks simple things that are common in real life – it could be people that are walking on pavements, traffic lights that extend your journey, birds that are singing in spring, traffic on the streets and similar things like that. If this was present in the new LS22, it would definitely make it feel so much more real. What’s really awesome to know and we want to tell you about is that the developers have confirmed that there is going to be a mod of story that will include a lot of these life-like things. Of course it is only a plan right now for the future, not for LS22, but it’s still a great thing to happen in the next few years!
The own farm
We all know that in other similar games as in real life, things can get damaged. For example, doors can break, roads have to be fixed, buildings have to be restored or built completely new. Also, it would be very useful if some small repairing jobs could be done easily with a hammer or screwdriver – stuff like this happens in real life too. In addition of course, bigger building projects could be a possibility for example, in LS19 the players were able to design their own yard, which was awesome. In order for more possibilities in construction mode to happen, we definitely want more items like different plants, fences, bushes or even more types of buildings. Lastly, we think that having more animals on the farm would be a nice addition – as in real life they would need to get visits to the vet, etc. The list is truly endless at this point.
Farming Simulator has a lot of really cool brands already in the game, but of course, there are ones that we would still like to see. John Deere is one of those that is popular and amazing to have on LS22, but there are also smaller ones that are great, they cater for specific crop varieties, so they definitely shouldn’t be missed. What we really would like to see is Iveco, CAT, Volvo, DAF and obviously – Mercedes-Benz. In addition, in Europe you can find many smaller and less popular vehicle brands and they would definitely add more variety to the game. The community has spoken and hopefully the game developers will take into account that players want to have more licences in the game.
New fruit varieties
In the previous version of the game, LS19, new animal species were added – horses. They are majestic creatures and it’s awesome to have them, but it would also be nice to own some goats. However, one of the worst parts of the game is that we are missing a lot of things that are actually on the fruit side. You are still not able to grow such things like tomatoes, asparagus, cucumbers, peppers, leeks, beans, radish, strawberries and many more. Growing such vegetables would mean that new processes and machinery will be needed, so the game would be more varied. For example, for asparagus you’d need special machinery or harvest helpers, for other types of vegetables, it’s possible that you’d need a greenhouse with ability to water it properly and do other manual integrations there. So, as you can see , there’s so much potential still for this part of the LS game. We really hope that more varieties of vegetables or fruit will be coming to LS22 and maybe in some distant future more exotic types of vegetables or fruit will come to LS22 – cacao, olives or even rice. Let’s cross our fingers for this!
Additionally, we think that growing more vegetables and fruits would be interesting, but also adding more possibilities for processing would be amazing as well. However, this is one of the hot topic discussions around the player community. One side says that agriculture should be the main focus of the game, not production, but others argue that this is actually quite a life-like activity that real farmers could do. Probably, real life farmers do not desire to open up a bakery or a beer brewery, but they definitely would think about utilizing their cows and having their own dairy farm. This would be so interesting for players to be able to not only grow crops but also make sure that cows produce milk and then you are able to make your own butter, cheese or even cream!
Seasons alias seasons and the weather
Currently seasonality in Farming Simulator is a bit too perfect. The summers are always very warm and it’s sunny all day everyday. However, this doesn’t really happen in real life. All four seasons in the year come with their own benefits and drawbacks, so ability to deal with those drawbacks would really up LS22 game! Currently all these interesting things are only available via the Seasons mod and it definitely all should become reality in the new LS22 game. We truly believe that this is going to make things much more realistic and cool. Imagine if weather actually impacted your harvest – rain can actually ruin it all, so the prices would really fluctuate a lot and the game itself wouldn’t be so predictable and easy to play. So much more strategizing would have to come to play. Wouldn’t you want that to be possible in LS22?
We already know how to grow cows, sheep, hens and pigs. It is actually important that they have their own diet plan and it is being prepared every day. Everything that is grown on livestock farms in LS22 is supplied to animals for eating – such things as hay, corn, potatoes, compound feed, straw. And as we mentioned already, we have been introduced to horses in LS19, but we’re really expecting to own goats in LS22.
East and viticulture
These are two things that are related to agriculture but they have only been partly released to mods and not integrated into the game yet. If we were able to cultivate fruits that would open up very interesting tasks to perform: you need to plant the trees, water them, pick your harvest and if it is really good you can actually juice your apples to make apple juice and sell it! Same thing goes for growing grapes and then making wine or juice out of them. Not to mention amazing machinery that you’d have to use for looking after grape fields. In our opinion, this would be an amazing addition to LS22.
The dynamic floor
We believe that if weather affected the solid, that’d be a very interesting experience in the game. Can you imagine if you suddenly just sank into your field with your tractor because of very muddy ground after a rainstorm? You’d need help from others and interesting vehicles to get you out of there. Performing your routine tasks such as sowing, cultivating or ploughing would definitely become much more complex with a deformed soil. This is definitely something amazing that could be added to the game, but we understand why some players and probably developers are concerned. Dynamic floor could reduce performance of the game when you have to integrate it to multiplayer mode and such. However, we still think that these extra challenges could really improve the overall level of Farming Simulator 22.
New helper system
It is already amazing that it was possible to give your tasks for a helper in LS19. However, these helpers aren’t very good to use and not exactly the most reliable. For example, helpers can decide to take a break earlier, the round fields can get processed wrong and we also noticed that the field edges are bypassed quite a lot. This is not very convenient and we understand why the community chose Courseplay rather than a helper. That’s why we believe that it should change in the new LS22 game. We think that the helper not only should learn to act smarter and more efficiently in the field, but they also should have more functionality added. The community understands that Courseplay has so much to offer and it would be difficult to beat that, but adding some simple things like transport sources for trips would be an amazing addition in LS22. In the end, it would allow all players to do more at the same time and they would be able to own and manage bigger farms and fields.