Those of you eagerly anticipating Farming Simulator 19’s will be pleased to know that Giants Interactive has announced a release date. Quite a turnip for the books, I’m sure ewe will agree.

Only, for those anticipating the expected early Fall 2018 launch, manure not going to like this. Farming Simulator 19 will be busting out of its paddock on November 20th, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Oh Deere, oh Deere. It’s quite a late harvest for a series that typically launches in September/October.

But it’s not all harvest gloom. In addition to the release dates, the minimum system specs for Farming Simulator 2019 were also revealed on the game’s Discord channel. They’re a fair bit more demanding than FS17 so definitely worth chicken out.

Farming Simulator 19 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 980 3.7GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 2GB or Radeon HD 7770 2GB
  • HDD: 20 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

For Farm Sim regulars, these minimum system requirements are much higher than those for Farming Simulator 2017. The minimum VRAM has doubled, a quad-core rather than dual-core CPU is now required, installation size has almost quadrupled, and Farming Simulator 19 now requires a 64-bit OS. 

But enough muck spreading because two years is a long time and overall system requirements have increased dramatically. Compared to AAA titles, Farming Simulator 19 isn't actually too demanding at all, and the increase is likely the result of the switch to a new graphics engine. A DirectX 11 graphics card with at least 2GB VRAM is basically standard these days, and even the lowest-end Core and Ryzen CPUs these days are quad-core processors.

We're still waiting on the recommended requirements for Farming Simulator 19 but we'll update this article just as soon as we hear them.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Farming Simulator 19 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Farming Simulator 19 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Farming Simulator 19 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

A little bit longer to wait until we’re behind the wheel of a tractor once more then, so let’s hope the wait’s not too irrigating. FS19 launches on PC Steam on November 20th.