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Frontier sees monster growth amid surge in adults playing video games

Frontier enjoys monster growth after surge in adults playing video games in Covid lockdowns


A surge in adults playing video games in lockdown helped Frontier Developments to record sales and profits.

The games studio – which is based in Cambridge and whose top sellers include Jurassic World Evolution – reported revenues of £90.7million for the 12 months to May 31, up from £76.1million the previous year. 

Its profits leapt from £16.2million to £19.2million.

Roaring: Frontier Developments, whose top sellers include Jurassic World Evolution (pictured) – reported revenues of £90.7m for the 12 months to May 31, up from £76.1m the previous year

Research by media regulator Ofcom showed more than 60 per cent of British adults had played video games during the pandemic.

Frontier, which employs about 600 people, is also behind titles such as Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster and Planet Zoo. 

During the financial year, it expanded the number of digital devices games can be played on.

It is planning a further six titles, including a sequel to Jurassic World Evolution in November.

Boss David Braben said: ‘Our team did a terrific job – creating new content and delivering new platforms for our existing games to support and grow our passionate player communities.’ 

It is predicting sales of £160million-£180million for the current financial year.

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