Sega and Creative Assembly secure Games Workshop license, first game post-2013

Thursday, 6 December 2012 11:19 GMT By Dave Cook

Sega and Total War developer The Creative Assembly have teamed up with Games Workshop to create a new string of titles planned for launch ‘beyond 2013′.

An official announcement stated that The Creative Assembly has created a new ‘high-calibre’ team to create the first new Warhammer title, which is due for release some time after 2013. THQ still holds the license to Warhammer 40K however.

Tim Heaton, Studio Director at Creative Assembly said of the deal, “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.”

Jon Gillard, Games Workshop’s Head of Licensing added, “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.”