Creative Assembly pondering Total War on consoles

Tuesday, 7 December 2010 11:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Creative Assembly’s told CVG it’s “pondering about bringing Total War to consoles.

The series has remained PC only since it began a decade ago with Total War: Shogun. But it could all change soon.

At some point. Maybe. I don’t know,” said the studio’s lead artist Kevin McDowell.

We have actually solved the problem with controlling Total War games using a control pad anyway.”

In the past one of the artists actually coded up some experimental stuff just on his own time and was like, ‘Oh that actually works really well.”

CA lead designer Jamie Fergusson added: “There’s also, which is the better platform to push for, which is the best method?

I mean you’ve talked about using joypads, we’ve also looked elsewhere, we’re looking at everything including iPhones, online gaming as well. Just different ways of playing.”

Creative Assembly online manager and PR Mark O’Connell told VG247 in February it would not bring the series to consoles unless it could “ensure that we could replicate the entire” PC experience of the series “along with intuitive controls and interface.”

The studio’s next title in the series, Shogun II, releases next year.