Creative Assembly Snatches Up License To Make Warhammer Games
Written Thursday, December 06, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
[Update] Apparently, SEGA and Creative Assembly's deal applies only to the Warhammer fantasy universe. THQ still holds the rights to the Warhammer 40K universe. We've edited the article to reflect this. Apologies for the error.
[Edited Story] This may not seem entirely console-related, and chances are, the majority of this, indeed, if not all of this will end up applying to the PC clan exclusively, but given that there's no mention of platforms as yet, this is relevant for now. SEGA and Creative Assembly have announced that they've acquired the rights to create Warhammer games in a newly forged partnership with Games Workshop.
The move sees Creative Assembly - best know for the Total War series and an as yet unrevealed Alien IP, which is in development for current and next-generation consoles - snapping up the license to create games within the Warhammer fantasy universe. THQ meanwhile holds on to the Warhammer 40K license.
“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” said Tim Heaton, Studio Director at Creative Assembly in the press release announcing the partnership.
“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.”
Here's hoping that the "Warhammer experience that videogamers will absolutely love" comes to consoles as well as PCs when the first title as part of the Games Workshop deal is scheduled to launch "beyond 2013". Bring it on, Creative Assembly! We can handle it.