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We’ve credited all of the revenues from Ark: Survival Evolved – which launched just a few months ago on Steam and has already jumped high into the charts – to Studio Wildcard, although it’s worth noting that co-development duties are credited to Instinct Games, Efecto Studio and Virtual Basement. Ark has actually only been in Early Access since June, with a formal finished version expected a year on, in June 2016, but the £20 entry fee and strong registered user numbers suggest that around $35m in revenue has been earned already by the Studio Wildcard title.
Frontier’s recent flotation means that its public financial statements provide a pretty transparent situation of the company’s finances. And by all accounts the Frontier Developments books have proved to be healthy. Just over a year from the release of Elite Dangerous and Frontier’s income is estimated to be around $35m, which suggests that the long wait for Braben’s space sequel was well anticipated. Don’t forget that Frontier Developments also has an enviable back catalogue of content that has been made available for other publishers to take advantage of. WWW.DEVELOP100.COM