Frontier set to nail global games kudos with Warhammer
Frontier Foundry, the games label of Cambridge video games pioneer Frontier Developments, has flagged up the launch of Warhammer 40,000®: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, a new game in partnership with world-renowned Warhammer 40,000 creator Games Workshop®.
The UK share price rocketed nine per cent on the news before falling back but still enhanced Frontier’s global reputation and its market cap.
Developed by Complex Games, Canada, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters pitches humanity's greatest weapon – the Grey Knights – against the corrupting forces of Chaos in a brutal and fast-paced, turn-based tactical RPG.
The launch blurb has generated plenty of excitement: “Armoured in faith and shielded by devotion, the Grey Knights' very existence is rooted in mystery: the possession of any unsanctioned knowledge about their secretive brotherhood is punishable by death.
“In Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, players will experience the ruthless, merciless combat of the 41st millennium, following the journey of these elite warriors in a narrative penned by acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, Aaron Dembski-Bowden.”
The game will release on PC in 2022 on Steam and the Epic Games Store, published by Frontier Foundry. The title will build on Frontier's existing partnership with Games Workshop®: Frontier has previously announced its internally developed Warhammer® Age of Sigmar® real-time strategy title, which is currently in development for a scheduled release date in Frontier's financial year 2023 –the 12 months ending May 31, 2023.
The full cinematic announcement of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is planned for August 2021.
Frontier Foundry is the dedicated games label of Frontier Developments. By forming partnerships with quality external developers and leveraging the company's proven publishing expertise, Frontier Foundry says it is best placed to bring players unique and memorable new games that break boundaries and create legacies.
For Frontier's financial year 2022, the 12 months to the end of next May, Frontier Foundry is targeting to release at least three new titles including Warhammer: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters and the previously announced strategic shooter Lemnis Gate, which comes to multiple platforms this summer.
Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of video games founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and video game consoles.
As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.
Frontier Foundry is the dedicated games label of Frontier Developments. By forming partnerships with quality external developers and leveraging the company's proven publishing expertise, Frontier Foundry is best placed to bring players unique and memorable new games that break boundaries and create legacies.
Complex Games is a 20-year veteran independent video game development studio based in Winnipeg, Canada. Having cut its teeth working on “a ton of games” for a variety of publishers and platforms over the years, it has since struck out on its own to create games that it is truly passionate about.