Frontier Developments, known for their work on Planet Coaster, Elite Dangerous, and Planet Zoo, has officially signed an agreement with Games Workshop to create real-time strategy games in the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar universe.
Warhammer: AGe of Sigmar has been a mainstay in the tabletop miniatures' market since its 2015 debut. As usual, the setting puts players in the conflict between the four Grand Alliances of Order, Chaos, Death, and Destruction to control the Mortal Realms. That being said, it has failed to eclipse the more popular Warhammer 40k, and the classic Warhammer Fantasy setting has made a comeback in some areas.
Frontier's Chief Executive, David Braben, expressed his excitement with the new IP license and continued to praise what the collaboration between Frontier Developments and Games Workshop could mean for the Warhammer franchise. It is apparently a combined project between both UK studios, and will reach both console and PC players.
The studio already plans to release two internally developed titles during the 2022 and 2023 fiscal years, while doubling down their publishing efforts during the 2021 fiscal year.
We are delighted to announce this licence with Games Workshop. I personally think it's great news that two such well-established and world-class creative UK companies with global reach are collaborating on a new project. We look forward to working closely with the team at Games Workshop to bring the rich world of Warhammer Age of Sigmar to a wide audience through an immersive and accessible real-time strategy game on both PC and console.
Frontier Developments briefly commented on the efficiency of their employees during the work-from-home measurements, saying it is too early to judge the long-term effects. However, they witnessed an increase in demand for their titles over the last period. The studio predicted their revenue for the current financial year to be between £65-73 million, and they are expecting it to be towards the upper half of that range.
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