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Creative Assembly: "We don't need to be a strategy-only studio"
Posted: 16.05.2011 12:57 by Comments: 5
Studio Director Tim Heaton has said that the company - famous for its Total War PC strategy series, doesn't need to be defined like that.

"There are two very separate personalities within the studio," he said, when asked whether or not their new Alien-based game would be a strategy title or not.

"Total War is the backbone of everything that we do. Fantastic team to work with, very deep... you've got people there who've been around through all of that franchise. Mike made a great analogy earlier in that they are the Radio 4 of the studio, and the Radio 1, the more populist, are the console team."

Creative Assembly have always had a console team - Viking: Battle for Asgard and Spartan: Total Warrior were both made at Creative Assembly's UK office. The company even started out doing console ports for EA sports games, but lately their main 'bread and butter' has been the Total War franchise.

"Even though we move people around and learn stuff... they are very different. We don't have to be a strategy-only studio."

No further details regarding this new game have been given. You can read the rest of the interview here.

Comments

By neilmike (SI Core) on May 16, 2011
neilmike
well, i dont mind as long they're doing one for pc...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 16, 2011
herodotus
CA do like toying with FP perspective (even include it in the Total War games when certain keys are pressed) and "Spartan: Total Warrior" wasn't a complete disaster (*cough*"Stormrise"*cough*). So I do look forward to the game's first developer diaries.
By Thibby (SI Core Veteran) on May 16, 2011
Thibby
I wan't Rome 2 !!!!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 17, 2011
herodotus
I'd like CA to take some time out from TW games so that the next installment is a big leap as RTW was, not just incremental as the last two have been since ETW.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on May 16, 2011
Eversor
Yeah Hero, they have been doing the TW games annually since ETW.