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Total War's Creative Assembly gets the Warhammer license
 Total War 's Creative Assembly gets the  Warhammer  license
December 6, 2012 | By Mike Rose

December 6, 2012 | By Mike Rose
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Creative Assembly and parent company Sega today announced a multi-title licensing deal with British tabletop wargames company Games Workshop, that will see the Total War studio create video games based on the Warhammer universe.

The UK studio has set up a new development team alongside its Total War, Alien and mobile groups, dedicated solely to the Warhammer series.

The plan is to begin launching titles in the Warhammer franchise "from beyond 2013," says the company.

Creative Assembly is now working on five separate projects, including Total War: Rome II, and as-of-yet unnamed game based on the Alien IP, and a mobile title.

Meanwhile, Sega has confirmed to PCGamesN that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War studio Relic Entertainment has retained the Warhammer 40,000 license.

Earlier this year, Creative Assembly discussed its "fairly brutal" methods for achieving high Metacritic scores.


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Maria Jayne
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Actually I consider this rather good news, more video games based on Warhammer is never a bad thing. Shadow of the Horned Rat, Dark Omen, Mark of Chaos, all decent rts/rpg strategy games, now the makers of some of the very best strategy games get's the license, it's a match made in heaven.

It's almost too perfect.....now I'm nervous, this better be for pc.

Mathieu MarquisBolduc
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Im eager to see what they do with it. Apart from the Relic games, Games Workshop licenses have seen a lot of hit and miss.

Felix Adam
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Good news to start my day :D

Thom Q
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I hope it will be more Total War-like then Alien-like, although that seems obvious!! :D

Mathieu MarquisBolduc
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It has to be a strategy game, because you know, its Creative Assembly and Warhammer is best known for the war game, but I always wanted a full computer RPG based on the timeless Enemy Within campaign for Warhammer Fantasy RPG. Best campaign ever, in any PnP rpg.

Maria Jayne
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I think a hardcore rpg based on Warhammer RPG or Inquisitor from WH40K would be fantastic.

Not sure Creative Assembly are the guys I would want in charge of that though, they're good at rts so let's hope that is where they focus. Obsidian or CD Projekt would be a good bet for a Warhammer esque rpg.

Matt Robb
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I've always wanted to see a Wahammer: Total War since I first played Shogun. This is great news.

Eric Geer
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More Warhammer is good for everyone. I'm excited.

Matthew Mouras
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As a once avid player of the tabletop fantasy game who no longer has the time or drive to slave over a painting bench, I'm thrilled. If they just reskinned Shogun2 and added some options to color your own troops, it would be an instant buy for me.

That being said - have more vision than I do, devs! Make this great!

Michael Joseph
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I've never played a 40k game, however I love the TW series so I'll be giving it a try... that is assuming it's a game made in the same vein as TW.

40K seems like a vast universe with a history that looks like you need a doctorate in to fully wrap your brain around. That's kinda bad... or problematic anyway. There's something to be said about a universe where the player enters on the ground floor learning everything as he plays as opposed to starting off fealing like there's such a mountain of history behind every faction and unit that they all might as well just be abstract markers on the playing board.

http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Chronology_of_Events

Total War always covered various ages and cultures in history. 40K seems like a pretty good scifi universe to explore a similar product release paradigm that spans the 40,000 years of the game universe.

Maria Jayne
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Warhammer is not Warhammer 40k, Creative have Warhammer which is the high fantasy version, they are seperate IP since 40K is science fiction and that is held by Relic and THQ still.

Two seperate IP.

Michael Joseph
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oops :) Thanks.

Mathieu MarquisBolduc
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Warhammer is allegedly the license that Blizzard couldn't get back in the days so they created Warcraft instead :)

Richard Ruth
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One word. YYYYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Can't wait to see the Warhammer franchise evolve through the use of the Total War system. This is going to be fantastic!


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