This morning, it was revealed that The Creative Assembly, the developer behind the Total War franchise, has signed a deal to make multiple new games for Games Workshop’s Warhammer series. Sega will have publishing duties, and will release their first game after 2013.
Here’s what Creative Assembly’s studio director Tim Heaton had to say:
“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. 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.”
According to Eurogamer, the license for Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 series will stay with THQ. As our particularly nerdy readers may know, Warhammer has goblins and wizards and junk, while Warhammer 40K has that same stuff but in the future, in space, and with guns. It’s an important distinction.