Forestry. What images does it conjure in your mind? Men in checked shirts, saw-wielding, dungaree wearing real men. I didn’t want to write. I wanted to be, a.. woah, wait a minute. What’s this? UIG Entertainment have announced the answer to those who have a love of chopping down trees but don’t necessarily wish to spend a lot of time outdoors.
Forestry 2017: The Simulation will be hitting the Xbox One sometime in the first half of 2016 and will appeal to those who like the sedate gaming features that the likes of Farming Simulator brought. If you’ve invested in Farming Simulator, then I’ve a feeling that Forestry Simulator will be right up your logging alley.
Cut yourself a new niche in the woodcutting business as Forestry 2017 takes you on an exciting business venture in your very own forest. As with the Farming titles, the game will feature realistic logging machinery and equipment. Everything you need to enjoy the fresh air and challenge your lumberjack skills. Learn to operate and master the tools of the trade and have fun driving ultra-cool harvesters, tractors and trucks. If you fancy getting up close and personal as a chippy, you can always fire up your trusty chainsaw and shout ‘timber’ to your heart’s content. For a little bit of extra old-school fun, bring along your faithful logging horse to tow the timber away. Sell the wood and you can bank the profits or invest in more sophisticated machines to start your logging empire.
The game will also feature hired help with first and third person modes. There will be four types of trees that you can hack down for further processing and you will have the ability to choose from your incoming orders. You can adjust your production cycle where needed and also level your character up in-game.
Forestry 2017: The Simulation will be coming to Xbox One this summer. You can smell the sap already and I managed to get through all of that with only scant reference to Monty Python.
Here’s the announcement trailer.