Frontier’s 2015 annual report is out, and there’s nothing but good news for the company in it. Elite Dangerous and its 1.4 million copies sold was the driving force to propelling the studio deep into the black. Frontier posted £22.8M in revenue last year with an adjusted operating profit of £2.5M.
Elite Dangerous is but part of Frontier’s long-term strategy, however: “The second step in our transition is to take the success of Elite Dangerous to become a multi-franchise game publisher. We recently announced that our second franchise, Planet Coaster, is being built on our knowledge and long experience of roller coaster games. We expect to reveal details of a third franchise once Planet Coaster is released.”
Planet Coaster is slated for a late 2016 launch. Frontier expects that 100% of its revenue in 2016 will come from players buying the studio’s self-published games.