GIANTS Software, the developer behind the highly successful Farming Simulator series, have announced that this year’s installment is off to a strong start. The latest iteration, Farming Simulator 17, is off to the best launch in the series’ history as it has already sold one million copies. That’s twice as much as the previous game, which went on to sell over 3 million copies.
The game released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with the latter being the best selling platform. Over 220,000 digital copies were sold through Steam, and is also finding success in physical stores. The farming simulator topped the PC charts in several countries, including France and Germany.
“Reaching one million players in such a short amount of time is simply amazing,” said Thomas Frey, Creative Director GIANTS Software. “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.”
While there have been a lot of happy players, our own Blake Grundman wasn’t one of them. In his review he said that the game was “a drastic improvement,” but that there were “too many rough edges to really recommend the game to anyone that isn’t hardcore into the digital farming scene.” Ultimately he said, “unless you are down for hours of aimless fieldwork, it may be best to avoid this rustic chore.”
(Source: GIANTS Software)