“Farming Simulator 22” has no creaking, but lots of tractors. The Swiss game seems to be more fun for players around the world than the one in “Battlefield 2042”.

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  • «Farming Simulator 22» has more active players than «Battlefield 2042».

  • The Farming Simulator is number 1 among the top sellers on Steam.

  • The makers of Giants Software are more than satisfied with the success.

A game from Schlieren (ZH) currently has more active players than the shooter giant “Battlefield” from EA. This is shown by the latest player numbers on the game platform Steam. At first glance, this may come as a surprise to some. But: The “Farming Simulator” is more popular than many people assume.

The “Farming Simulator” is the largest Swiss game. It has been inspiring fans for years, both at home and abroad. The farm simulation series has not only overtaken a colossus like “Battlefield”. The Swiss game is currently the best-selling game on Steam – worldwide.

Christian Ammann, founder of Giants Software, is pleased: “We already had better numbers than 'Battlefield' in advance sales, and that we now have more active players, we are all the more pleased,” says Ammann.

Both games appeared three days apart in November. The Steam database shows: “Farming Simulator” and “Battlefield” have a record of over 100,000 simultaneous players, but the former managed a few hundred more.

Further content in planning

The development of “Farming Simulator 22” took three years since the last game and – despite Covid – made good progress. “We are more than satisfied with the current success and want to continue to advance the game together with the community,” says Ammann. Additional content and patches for the game are already being planned.

The ratings for “Farming Sim 22” on Steam are currently very positive. Not so with the new “Battlefield”. There, players complain about the quality of the newest shooter offshoot. For example, “Battlefield 2042” currently has 2.3 out of 10 points on Metacritic.com.

“Farming Simulator 22” has been available digitally and in stores since November 22nd on PC, Playstation and Xbox.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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