Posted Thu Nov 24, 2016 at 03:46 PM PST by Tyler Treese
On pace to smash series' records.
The digital farming craze is showing no signs of slowing down, as 'Farming Simulator 17' had the strongest launch in series' history. According to developer Giants Software, this year's installment (which came out October 25th) has already sold over one million copies. It's selling almost twice as well as the last game, which ended up selling three million units overall. The game is most popular on PC, with 220,000 copies being sold on Steam, and even more physically.
"Reaching one million players in such a short amount of time is simply amazing," said Giants Software creative director Thomas Frey. "It makes us very happy to see that 'Farming Simulator 17' is being received so well after all the work we’ve put in the game and the additional people we brought on board to make our largest project ever come to life. In our publisher Focus Home Interactive, we have a great partner who fully supports our vision of creating a game that lives up to the expectations of our passionate community throughout all stages of development and release, which led to this success."
As expected, publisher Focus Home Interactive was thrilled with the results. "[The series] was always a game for fans, but with 'Farming Simulator 17' it has expanded into a whole new experience for a wide audience, who needed to be offered new things in video games," said Focus Home Interactive president Cédric Lagarrigue. "Existing fans of the series are already impressed by the improvements and its amazing content. Giants Software has done an exceptional job with 'Farming Simulator 17,' and we are very proud to have collaborated with them for five years now. The happiness of these many players is the most beautiful reward for both our companies."
'Farming Simulator 17' released October 25th on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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Source: Giants Software
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