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This Guy Turned His 10-Tonne Tractor into a Controller

In a world-first, a Twitch streamer has wired up a fully functioning Case IH Magnum 310 tractor, weighing close to ten tonnes, to use as a controller to play the new Farming Simulator 22.

Rudeism (Dylan Beck) is known previously for converting all manner of objects to use as controllers in popular videogames, including a baguette, a pomegranate and even a microwave, Beck has lent his custom controller expertise to this world-first attempt at using a “Tractroller” to play Farming Simulator 22.

WATCH IT HERE

Catch his stream 1700-1900 AEDT Monday 29 November Sitting inside the tractor’s cab, on a working farm outside of Dalfield on the South Island of NZ.

The Case IH tractor Beck is using to play the game is a new addition to Farming Simulator’s roster of over 100 authentic brands and over 400 genuine farming machines. By attaching a few wires here, a few buttons there, the Case IH Magnum 310 is now a fully-functioning game controller.

Beck says: “Working on building a tractoller has been an absolute dream of mine ever since I turned my old Honda into a controller to play a racing game years ago. My controller builds have been getting bigger and crazier over the years, and for increasingly intense games, so I’m thankful a relaxing game like Farming Simulator exists to help balance things out.”

Farming Simulator 22 just launched and is created by Swiss publisher and developer GIANTS Software with an eye on creating the most realistic farming simulation possible. Beginning in 2008, Farming Simulator now boasts a massive global following of dedicated gamers and farmers alike, a global convention and even an Esports league.

Players of Farming Simulator 22 will enjoy a huge variety of farming operations focusing on agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry. Real machines from Case IH, CLAAS, DEUTZ-FAHR, Fendt, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, New Holland, Valtra and many others are playable in-game across three diverse American and European environments. The exciting addition of seasonal cycles and production chains in Farming Simulator 22 combine to offer the most realistic farming experience players can enjoy from their own living room.

Farming Simulator 22 is available now for PlayStation®5