Focus Home Interactive has announced Farming Simulator 17, the next entry in the surprisingly popular farming series coming to PC and console simultaneously at "the end of 2016".

While details on the new game have yet to be revealed you should probably expect to hear more very soon, with the game set to be shown off to media for the first time later this week. What we do know, however, is that it's being developed by Giants Software, the same studio behind Farming Simulator 14, 15 and 16.

"It's been a pleasure working with Focus throughout all these years," said Thomas Frey, VP of Giants Software. "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."

"Farming Simulator is a one of a kind story in the video game industry," added Focus Home Interactive president Cedric Lagarrigue. "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."

Exact console formats for the game have yet to be announced, but we wouldn't bet against a release on PS4 and Xbox One at the very least.

Source: Focus Home Interactive