The Creative Assembly to branch into fantasy gaming
Developing titan Sega and Creative Assembly have announced a new partnership with Games Workshop on a slue of possible titles originating in the Warhammer universe – although it should be acknowledged that THQ and Relic still maintain the rights to Warhammer 40,000 games.
Creative Assembly studio director Tim Heatonat said, “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.”
Games Workshop head of licensing Jon Gillard chimed in, stating, “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.
“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.”
A new Warhammer title is projected to launch somewhere beyond 2013.
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