Frontier Developments' next game, based on a new IP, is coming out this year

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Frontier Developments, the studio behind Elite Dangerous (opens in new tab) and the RollerCoaster Tycoon (opens in new tab) series, will launch the first game based on a new "unannounced IP" before the end of the year, it has revealed.

"The development of Frontier's fourth game franchise, based on the company's own unannounced IP, is on track, with release planned for later in calendar year 2019," it said in its interim financial results (opens in new tab) this week.

We already knew the company was working on a fresh franchise, but this is the first time it has confirmed its next game will be out in 2019.

It didn't reveal any more details about what the new IP is, but given that it'll be out this year we shouldn't have to wait long to find out more. 

Its two most recent games are theme park management sims Planet Coaster (opens in new tab) and Jurassic World Evolution (opens in new tab), both of which were solid.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.