Game Developer -Frontier Developments Acquires Complex Games Inc. After Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Success – Daemonhunters

The creators of ‘Elite Dangerous’ take on ‘W40K: Chaos Gate – the creators of Daemonhunters’.

Frontier steps up a gear with first external studio acquisition

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, “Border”), a UKleader in the development and publishing of video games, today announced the acquisition of Complex Games Inc. (“Complex Games”), a talented, Canadabased on the game development studio known for the critically acclaimed turn-based tactical RPG, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters which was released under third-party games label Frontier Foundry (“Foundry”) in May 2022.

The news marks the first development studio acquisition for Frontier. The acquisition continues the company’s commitment to growth and expansion, further strengthening Frontier’s portfolio of genre-leading titles, while creating a core development footprint for Frontier in Manitoba, Canadaa region with an extensive and growing talent pool for video game development.

“When we launched our third-party publishing strategy in 2019, we were excited about the opportunity to more formally align our Frontier Foundry development partners with Frontier through an acquisition,” said Jonny Watts, CEO of Frontier Developments. ‘Our experience with Complex Games on Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters has been great, and I’m 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.

‘Working with Frontier on Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters has been a great experience and I’m excited about our growth plans for our Winnipeg workshop, says Noah Decter Jackson, CEO of Complex Games. “I am truly proud of the achievements of Complex Games and want to thank everyone who has been part of this success for many years. I look forward to developing even more great games in the future as part of Frontier.

Founded in 2001 by Noah Decter Jackson and Adrian Cheater, the 20-person team at Complex Games has extensive experience working across a wide variety of game genres and platforms. The closer collaboration achieved through the acquisition will allow Complex Games and Frontier to grow and evolve the studio by Winnipeg to develop even more ambitious future titles, while nurturing Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters.

About Frontier Developments plc

Frontier is an independent video game developer and publisher founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic game Elite. Situated at Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create leading, innovative games primarily for personal computers and video game consoles. In addition to self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry Games label.

About Complex Games Inc.

Complex Games is an innovative game developer, based on Winnipegin the Canadian province of Manitoba. With a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years, the team released the critically acclaimed turn-based tactical RPG, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters published by Frontier Foundry in May 2022.

About Frontier Foundry

Frontier Foundry is Frontier Developments’ dedicated gaming label. By partnering with quality outside developers and leveraging the company’s proven publishing expertise, Frontier Foundry is uniquely positioned to bring players unique and memorable new games that break down boundaries and create legacies.

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