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Sunday 09 December 2012
Sega has announced that Creative Assembly, award-winning creator of the Total War series, and Sega have entered into a multi-title licensing deal with Games Workshop to create videogames based in the table-top gaming’s Warhammer universe.
Creative Assembly confirming that a new ‘high-calibre’ development team has been set up at its UK studio, to work alongside the existing Total War, Alien IP and Mobile teams. The first Warhammer game as part of the deal scheduled to launch from ‘beyond 2013′.
‘With this year being our 25th anniversary it seems fitting for us to embark on such a dream project with such a well-established partner,’ said Tim Heaton, Studio Director at Creative Assembly. ‘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.’
‘We’ll be doing the Warhammer universe justice in a way that has never been attempted before. We’re bringing those 25 years of experience and expertise in extremely high-scoring games to bear, delivering a Warhammer experience that videogamers will absolutely love.’
Potentially supported systems and other specifics have yet to be announced but the PC seems a safe bet, as do Xbox 360 and PS3 (or their successors) depending on release dates.
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