British studio Frontier Developments (Elite: Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution 2) reported about the initial financial results of his fantasy strategy Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin.
As Frontier admitted, first week sales of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin were low “below expectations”. The company expects better results in the future and promises not to abandon support for the game.
At the time of release, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin has reached its online peak on Steam. 1.5 thousand people. The project was introduced to Valve “mixed” reviews (68% based on 954 reviews).
Amid news of the failed releases of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin, Frontier Developments announces collapsed by 20% and the company cut its revenue forecast for the financial year from £108m to £80-95m.
In the near future, Frontier plans to focus its efforts on developing simulators – these (not counting the two F1 managers) have not let the company down. The studio will release at least one such game in the next three fiscal years.
As Frontier noted, Planet Coaster, Planet Zoo, Jurassic World Evolution and Jurassic World Evolution 2 earned more than $100 million each and $500 million overall. All four projects paid for themselves in less than a month after release.
Frontier expects to break even next fiscal year due to existing games, an unreleased simulator and a 20 percent reduction in operating costs Wave of layoffs in October.