It was a surprise when Giants Software announced that they were bringing their (probably mobile) version of Farming Simulator 16 back to the PS Vita. They had decided to skip a Vita release for Farming Simulator 15, but now they’re back with a full retail release that now has a price and a date.
Vita owners can plan to cultivate their fields and raise their livestock on September 29 in North America and a few days earlier on September 24 in Europe.
The game will bring back a large number of European farm vehicles such as Lamborghini and Deutz-Fahr (sorry John Deere lovers) as well as a few new activities for you to accomplish. Sheep will now be available for you to raise and cultivate for wool. There is also a new forestry component so that players can now add logging to their list of things to do.
Farming Simulator 16 looks to once again just be an over-priced version of the mobile game that is currently available for Android and iOS. Vita owners can expect to pay $34.99 when it’s released, which does come with the added benefit of trophy support. It will also be made available at retail.
Take a look at the trailer for the mobile game to get an idea of what to expect, but keep in mind that if ’16 is anything like ’14, then there’s a chance that the multiplayer component will not be available on the Vita.
I reviewed Farming Simulator 14 when it came out on the Vita and found it to be charming, if not a bit slow and monotonous. It seems like a number of new features have been added this year which might improve things a bit. Perhaps the best part of the game was the abundance of easily obtained Gold trophies.