Video game developer The Creative Assembly and Games Workshop are announcing that they are working together in order to create a new series of video games based on the Warhammer fantasy setting.A new team inside the studio is being assembled in order to create the first new game in the series, which will be launched after 2013, presumably using the new engine made for the Total War series.
Tim Heaton, a studio director, states, “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.”
Jon Gillard, the leader of the licensing division at Games Workshop, adds, “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.”
Neither of the two companies is ready to offer any sort of detail on the actual type of game that The Creative Assembly will use the Warhammer universe for.
The company is best known for its work on the Total War series, which combines map-based strategy and real-time tactical battles with large armies.
A number of Warhammer-themed mods have been created for games like Rome: Total War and for Medieval 2: Total War.
The Warhammer 40,000 license, which uses a futuristic setting, is currently in the hands of publisher THQ with developer Relic creating a strategy series based on it and Vigil working on Dark Millennium.
At the moment, The Creative Assembly is working on Total War: Rome II, a strategy game that will use a whole new engine and which is set to be launched on the PC during October 2013.