The good news for Elite: Dangerous fans is that the latest financial report for Frontier Developments is available, and the game appears to have done fairly well for itself. Cash balances are up, profits are up, and revenue is up. The report also states unequivocally that 825,000 copies of the game have been sold, accounting for 84% of the company’s earnings between those sales and associated merchandise.
The bad news is… well, there isn’t any.
Statements within the financial report indicate that the studio is continuing to transition from work-for-hire development of titles to self-published games, with the second franchise for the studio currently in development along with the Elite: Dangerous expansion. It’s a rosy outlook for the year, and it certainly appears at a glance as if we can mark this particular story in the “success” category.