Jan 10, 2023, 12:08 a.m
author: Marcin “ReddoX” Przała
The Formula 1 racing simulator debuted badly. Frontier Developments’ production was worse than expected financially. The developers blame the game’s poor sales on “players’ price sensitivity”.
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emulator F1 Manager 2022 From Frontier Developments studio It turned out to be a financial failure. Despite the warm reception among critics (average rating of 78%, according to the site sincere), the game turned out to be a major commercial disappointment.
It was posted recently Financial report The studio revealed it F1 Manager 2022 “Only” has sold just over 600,000 copies worldwide. This result is lower than expected.
Interestingly, in the financial document, the game’s developers confirmed that this situation could be caused by “players’ increased sensitivity to the game’s price during times of deteriorating economic conditions.”
The crushing financial report had a significant impact on the status of “frontier developments” on the stock exchange. Shares of the Cambridge-based company fell 40% on Monday. Moreover, poor sales F1 Manager 2022 It caused the developer to lower its revenue and profit forecasts for 2023 and 2024.
Fortunately for the British developer in just the past year F1 Manager 2022 It turned into a financial disaster. Previous studio releases such as Jurassic World EvolutionAnd Jurassic World Evolution 2And Planet ZooPlanet Coaster And Dangerous elitecontinue to achieve results in line with expectations.
Lack of support cause of bad score?
some guys You didn’t “buy” the developer’s story about “players price sensitivity”, indicating that another reason behind the game’s poor sales was the speed with which support for production ended.
Studio Frontier Developments announced on Octoberthat he does not intend to support the game with any “significant new additions to the game”. And although the developers – seeing the panic they caused – promised updates to improve balance and eliminate bugs, the gamer community felt rejected.
Users of the game’s subreddit have noted that such a quick “kill the game” announcement (just two months after release) on the part of the developers definitely denied a large portion of potential gamers access to the game. F1 Manager 2022. This is of course a correct conclusion.
mention it F1 Manager 2022 It debuted on August 30, 2022. The game was released on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
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