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'Warhammer Age of Sigmar' Real-time Strategy Game Delayed Until Later In 2023

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2022 @ 8:50 a.m. PST

Frontier Developments has signed an exclusive IP license with Games Workshop to develop/publish a real-time strategy game within the rich and extensive world of Warhammer Age of Sigmar.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar is Games Workshop's most recent iteration of the globally renowned fantasy setting in which the four Grand Alliances of Order, Chaos, Death and Destruction vie for control of the Mortal Realms.  Unique and distinct in style, and endless in scope, this ever growing universe sits alongside the far future dystopia of Warhammer 40,000 as the most successful tabletop miniatures games in the world.

Under the terms of the Licence, Frontier has the exclusive rights to develop and publish a real-time strategy game worldwide on PC and console platforms, together with the rights for streaming services. 

When initially revealed back in 2020, the game is planned for release in Frontier's financial year ending 31 May 2023 ("FY23"), which has now been pushed back into FY24, which actually means later in 2023 than initially planned.

"Our Warhammer Age of Sigmar IP real-time strategy game planned for release during calendar 2023 will now release later in that calendar year, falling in FY24. This change will further improve the quality and longevity of the game, and overall make it more successful. As a result of this scheduling adjustment, the Board have revised the revenue guidance range for FY23 to £130 million to £160 million, implying 18% to 45% annual growth from the mid-point of FY22 guidance.

We have excellent prospects for sustainable long-term growth based on the longevity of our existing portfolio and our future development and publishing plans, underpinned by our world-class and growing team."

"We have had an unprecedented couple of years because of Coronavirus and the resulting changes, both positive and negative. We have seen increased sales and changes to purchasing patterns, the acceleration of the transition towards interactive entertainment and digital purchasing, and changes to production that embrace home-working. Although Coronavirus challenges remain, we believe we now have sound production processes that work in the new hybrid world, as demonstrated by the on-time and high quality delivery of the excellent Jurassic World Evolution 2, and this sets us up for future success. Our team has done a fantastic job adapting to all these challenges and finding new ways of working. We have the potential for much greater growth in the next few years as we reap the benefits of all the hard work we have done to adapt to these changes and capitalize on a great portfolio of existing games together with the exciting new franchises such as Formula 1 management games and our Warhammer Age of Sigmar real-time strategy game. We are well set up with a great portfolio for an exciting future," stated Frontier's Chief Executive David Braben.

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