Farming Simulator is back for another round this year, as developer Giants Software and publisher Focus Home Interactive have announced Farming Simulator 17. While an official release date wasn’t confirmed, it will be out by the end of the year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Giants Software vice president Thomas Frey said the following in the announcement:
“It’s been a pleasure working with Focus throughout all these years. This partnership is the water on the seed that made Farming Simulator grow into the global phenomenon it is today. Each time we release a new version together we reach more people, and we look forward to expanding this reach even further in the coming years.”
Focus president Cédric Lagarrigue then says, “Farming Simulator is a one of a kind story in the video game industry. Years ago, we imagined a unique destiny for this game and Giants Software, their creators. “It is with great satisfaction that we succeed in reaching all of our objectives. There are still a lot of beautiful pages to write for Farming Simulator, and it starts right now with the simultaneous release of the game on PC and consoles at the end of the year.”
The Farming Simulator series definitely has an interesting spot in the gaming world, as it has a hardcore fanbase that grows with each new installment. However, the series doesn’t exactly have mainstream appeal, and unless you’re really into farming the game’s steep learning curve and slow pace turns most people off to it.