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Frontier lands F1 license for management games

Frontier lands F1 license for management games

Cambridge, UK-based developer and publisher Frontier Developments has secured the F1 license to make management games.

As reported by VGC, the first of these titles will launch with the 2022 Formula One season, with Frontier having the rights to make games annually until 2025. These will be on both PC and console, in addition to streaming services. 

This follows Frontier landing the Jurassic World license for 2018's hugely successful Jurassic World Evolution. That title has sold more than two million copies and helped the company's revenue increase by 175 per cent year-on-year.

“We are delighted to announce this multi-year licence deal with F1," CEO David Braben OBE (pictured) said.

"F1 is one of the most popular global sporting franchises in the world, and we believe the combination of the F1 brand together with our extensive experience in management games will deliver fantastic game experiences to a wide and varied audience around the world.

“We have achieved great success with our own IP and are proven development and publishing partners for the highest-profile third-party IP. Both original and licensed IP will continue to be important as we grow and nurture our portfolio.”

Fellow UK firm Codemasters has long-held the Formula One IP for racing titles, and currently boasts the license until 2025


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Risitas
I'm a huge fan of Frontier, but let's be real, no one like F1. For that reason I won't buy this game.