We knew it was coming after it was confirmed to us via Twitter, but Focus Home Interactive and Giants Software have finally announced Farming Simulator 19, the next major title in the series, due for release this year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

19 can be seen as the sequel to the excellent 17 much more than last year’s portable-only 18, as it will be introducing a “complete overhaul of its graphics” and improvements to “nearly every aspect of the game”. Although what that actually means isn’t quite clear.

We haven’t seen any gameplay of it just yet, just a very perdy lookin’ trailer that features music which I last heard, weirdly, from the Left 4 Dead 2 TV spots.

We’re bound to see more of it in the next few months, as it’s aiming for an Autumn 2018 release. If Farming Simulator 17 is anything to go by, you can expect 19 at the end of October or the start of November.

Joe is LPVG’s resident hardware nerd. If it’s overpriced and has gaudy RGB lighting, he’s probably drooling over it. He loves platformers, MMOs, RPGs, hack ‘n slashers and FPS, with his favourite games being Mirror’s Edge, Left 4 Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Oblivion and Dead Space. Don’t ask him about his unhealthily large Monsters Inc memorabilia collection. Seriously, just don’t ask…