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Frontier Developments hits 200 staff

Friday, 19th December 2008 15:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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David Braben’s Frontier Developments now exploys 200 staff, the company announced today.

Despite the growth, Braben said more jobs are available at the UK developer.

“Although we already have 200 talented development professionals here, we are still hiring for all aspects of games and technology development,” he said.

“We are working on some tremendously exciting projects in several genres, and we are continuing to build an exceptional, meritocratic organization that allows talented people to contribute their best work and progress in an open, stimulating and professional atmosphere.

“We have always planned for the long term and remain as passionate as ever about the creative, technical and commercial potential of the medium.”

Frontier’s currently working on action game The Outsider, as well as a distant revamp of Elite.

Press release after the break.

Frontier Developments, the leading independent game developer based in Cambridge, UK today announced it is now 200 strong.

The company has several major projects in development – including the highly anticipated action thriller ‘The Outsider®’ – which will build on its outstanding track record of gameplay innovation, critical acclaim and commercial success that started with games created by its founder David Braben in the early 1980s such as Elite and Virus, and then, from Frontier, Dog’s Life, RollerCoaster Tycoon® 3, Thrillville and, most recently, LostWinds®.

“Although we already have 200 talented development professionals here, we are still hiring for all aspects of games and technology development.” said David Braben, Frontier’s Chairman and founder. “We are working on some tremendously exciting projects in several genres, and we are continuing to build an exceptional, meritocratic organization that allows talented people to contribute their best work and progress in an open, stimulating and professional atmosphere. We have always planned for the long term and remain as passionate as ever about the creative, technical and commercial potential of the medium.”

For more information on the company please see www.frontier.co.uk

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  1. Blerk

    Fate tempted – dead by Easter. Guaranteed!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Truk

    Well that’s the polite way of going after those who’ve just lost their jobs. :-)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. morriss

    I didn’t know a new Elite was on the way. That’s, erm, fantastic news.

    #3 6 years ago