Creative Assembly, the creators of the Total War series, will be working on a new series of Warhammer games. The news includes a parnership with Sega and a multi-title licensing deal with Games Workshop, publisher of the Warhammer series. A new team has been created to work along-side existing Total War teams at the UK studios of Creative Assembly. The first title in the deal is scheduled to launch beyond 2013.
“With this year being our 25th anniversary”, said Tim Heaton, Studio Director at Creative Assembly, “it seems fitting for us to embark on such a dream project with such a well-established partner. The incredibly rich and detailed Warhammer world is something we grew up with, and has left an indelible imprint on us as both designers and gamers.”
This isn't the first big name franchise to be developed by Creative Assembly. They're also working on a brand new Alien IP. In addition, they're creating a sequel to the successful Total War: Rome. In total, there are five games under development at Creative Assembly.
“We have enormous respect for SEGA and Creative Assembly and have felt for a long time that the combination of the enormously rich setting of the Warhammer world, and their stunning development talent is a match with huge potential,” said Jon Gillard, Games Workshop’s Head of Licensing. “Now that we’ve managed to bring these two giants of gaming together it is safe to say that some truly amazing products are going to be unleashed as a result. We are excited at the possibilities, and are enthusiastically working with the team at Creative Assembly already.”