Il videogioco manageriale di F1 realizzato da Frontier è ancora previsto per quest'anno
Nel documento infatti Frontier fa riferimento ai progetti che verranno rilasciati nell'anno fiscale 2023 (i 12 mesi che portano a Maggio 2023) e menziona il "primo di una serie annuale di videogiochi manageriali di F1 che verrà rilasciato durante la stagione 2022 di F1".
La casa di sviluppo inglese, autrice di videogiochi quali Elite: Dangerous, Planet Zoo e Jurassic World Evolution, ha infatti firmato nel Marzo 2020 un accordo esclusivo e pluriennale per lo sviluppo e il rilascio di videogiochi manageriali dedicati alla F1, accordo che copre quattro stagioni a partire da quest'anno.
Al momento non sono disponibili altre informazioni, ma è quantomeno rassicurante sapere che il progetto di Frontier è ancora vivo e anzi, si appresta ad essere rilasciato quest'anno. Ci aspettiamo che gli sviluppatori rilascino nuove informazioni molto presto, magari in concomitanza con l'inizio della stagione
Current Trading and Outlook
December is always an important month for sales in the games industry, and we were pleased to achieve our highest ever December revenue in 2021, as expected. Jurassic World Evolution 2 delivered a strong second month of sales following its release in November 2021, and our existing portfolio of established titles all provided solid contributions.
We start the calendar year with a great portfolio and an exciting pipeline of new titles, through both our own internal developments and through Frontier Foundry, working closely with external partners. We are building valuable long-term relationships with all of our partners and have some phenomenal projects in development, which in time will further enrich our portfolio of great games.
In the remaining five months of the current financial year (to 31 May 2022) we look forward to delivering two new games from Frontier Foundry, FAR: Changing Tides (now confirmed for release on 1 March 2022) and Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, whilst supporting our existing portfolio with new content. Based on current estimates for the remaining period, the Board have narrowed the revenue guidance range for FY22 to £100 million to £120 million.
Looking a little further ahead, we have exciting plans for FY23 (the 12 months to 31 May 2023):
· The first of our annual Formula 1® management games will release during the 2022 F1 season (in FY23), as part of our exclusive licence for Formula 1® management games
· Jurassic World Evolution 2 is expected to benefit from the release of the Jurassic World Dominion film in June 2022 (in FY23) and all the promotional awareness that this film release will bring to the game, with multiple exciting PDLC packs planned through the year
· Planet Zoo will also benefit from a continuing roadmap of new PDLC packs
· Frontier Foundry, our games label for 3rd party publishing, will release multiple new titles as it continues to grow
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.