Frontier Developments acquires Complex Games Inc. following success of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters

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Published on: Wed, 02/11/2022 - 7:05am

Frontier levels up with first external studio acquisition

Cambridge, UK – November 2, 2022 Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’), a UK-based leading developer and publisher of videogames, today announced the acquisition of Complex Games Inc. (‘Complex Games’), a talented, Canada-based game development studio known for the critically acclaimed turn-based tactical RPG, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters which launched under the Frontier Foundry (‘Foundry’) third-party games label in May 2022.

The news marks the first acquisition of a development studio for Frontier. The acquisition is a continuation of the company’s dedication to growth and expansion, further enhancing Frontier’s portfolio of genre-leading titles, whilst creating a core development footprint for Frontier in Manitoba, Canada, a region with an extensive and growing talent pool for videogame development.

“When we launched our third-party publishing strategy in 2019 we were excited by the potential to align our Frontier Foundry development partners more formally with Frontier through acquisition,” said Jonny Watts, CEO of Frontier Developments. “Our experience with Complex Games on Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters has been terrific, and I am 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 am excited about our growth plans for our Winnipeg studio,” said Noah Decter-Jackson, CEO of Complex Games. “I am really proud of Complex Games’ achievements and I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved with that success over 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, Complex Games’ 20-strong team have extensive experience working across a wide variety of game genres and platforms. The closer collaboration achieved through the acquisition will enable Complex Games and Frontier to grow and evolve the studio in Winnipeg to develop even more ambitious future titles, whilst nurturing Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters.

About Frontier Developments plc

Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame 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.

About Complex Games Inc.

Complex Games is an innovative game developer, based out of Winnipeg, in the Canadian province of Manitoba. With a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years, the team launched 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 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.

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