Frontier makes its first studio acquisition with Complex Games

Date Type Companies involved Size
November 2nd, 2022 acquisition Complex Games
Frontier Developments
Not disclosed
Frontier makes its first studio acquisition with Complex Games

The UK's Frontier Developments has acquired Complex Games.

No figure has been put on the deal, which sees the Canadian developer come under the Elite Dangerous maker's wing. The two companies previously worked together on Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, which was released via Frontier's Foundry publishing label.

This is the first time that the company has acquired a studio.

“When we launched our third-party publishing strategy in 2019 we were excited by the potential to align our Frontier Foundry development partners more formally with Frontier through acquisition,” Frontier Developments' recently-appointed CEO Jonny Watts (pictured) said.

“Our experience with Complex Games on Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters has been terrific, and I am delighted to welcome Noah and the team to Frontier, with a view to growing and evolving our development team in Manitoba, Canada. This is Frontier’s first acquisition and we will continue to explore opportunities to grow Frontier’s resources to further develop and nurture our portfolio.”

Complex's CEO Noah Decter-Jackson added: “Working with Frontier on Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters has been a great experience and I am excited about our growth plans for our Winnipeg studio. I am really proud of Complex Games’ achievements and I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved with that success over many years. I look forward to developing even more great games in the future as part of Frontier.”

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