Farming Simulator 20 is less than a month away from release right now, and so new details are gradually being revealed in the lead up to launch. A new gameplay trailer was released today which shows off the new map, Bluelake Valley.
At first glance, it looks similar to Farming Simulator 19’s Ravenport. This likely has to do with both being based on the United States, on top of FS20’s visual fidelity being strikingly close to that of Farming Simulator 19—quite the upgrade from the last “mobile” offering.
While this trailer footage appears to be representative of the iPad edition, its quality is similar to the gameplay footage that was shown off in the last Nintendo Direct, which does suggest that the visuals we see here is what Switch owners will also enjoy in the retail version.
Farming Simulator 20 will haul its way onto Switch on December 3 for $44.99. It’s available for pre-order now.
Just a little side note: I glanced through the pre-order page on Nintendo’s main website and noticed that the game’s file size is under 1GB (just 852 MB). Not only is it extremely small from a general standpoint, but its even smaller than that of its predecessor, which came in at 2.7GB. Considering that the visuals are better and there’s more content, this drop in file size is surprising. But, FS20 is also still considered the “mobile edition” whereas 2017’s Farming Simulator for Nintendo Switch was based on the console/PC version of Farming Simulator 17. Whether or not this also plays a role is yet to be seen. Or…maybe Giants Software just got really good at file compression. Either way, the full story will be revealed in two weeks.