Frontier lands Warhammer: Age of Sigmar IP

Frontier lands Warhammer: Age of Sigmar IP

Cambridge, UK-based games studio Frontier Developments has scored another IP licensing deal.

On the firm's investor relations portal, the company has signed with tabletop giant Games Workshop to make a project based in the world of the medieval fantasy Warhammer: Age of Sigmar series.

The game is set to be released in the financial year ending May 31st, 2023 on multiple platforms. This follows Frontier landing the F1 license to make a management title in March of this year. The firm will be releasing games annually between 2022 and 2025.

Frontier has previously worked on the Jurassic World IP with 2018's Jurassic World Evolution. The company is also producing more of its own IP, too, including Planet Zoo.

"We are delighted to announce this licence with Games Workshop," Frontier chief David Braben OBE (pictured) said.

"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.

"Our roadmap is looking stronger than ever, with two games from our internal developments for each of FY22 and FY23 and an exciting portfolio coming up from our third party publishing initiative, starting in FY21.

"I am incredibly proud of the positive reaction of our staff to the challenges of Covid-19 and would like to thank them all for their dedication. We were delighted to release Elite Dangerous: Fleet Carriers Beta and Planet Zoo: South America Pack before the Easter weekend as planned."

Games Workshop's global head of licensing Jon Gillard added: "As Warhammer becomes an ever larger brand and our legions of fans around the world look for exciting ways to experience the splendour of our settings, we are always looking for the highest quality partners to work with. Frontier is just such a company, with an incredible heritage, and an innovative and highly polished development capability clearly demonstrated by their compelling vision for this game. This will be the first RTS set in the epic fantasy world of the Age of Sigmar, which is the kind of game that Warhammer and strategy fans have been clamouring for. We know that the team at Frontier are the perfect people to take on that great responsibility and do it justice."

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