Creative Assembly’s Tim Heaton has been appointed Relic Entertainment’s interim general manager.
Heaton will continue working as Creative Assembly’s studio director while supervising the continued development of Relic’s Company of Heroes 2 until a full-time general manager canbe found.
“We are currently looking for a full-time general manager at Relic, so my role in this phase is to keep the studio focused on delivering COH2, to find the necessary staff to take Relic into the future and to ease the transition,”
Heaton told CVG. “All publishers are similar and yet very different at the same time – there’s a load of process and quirks about how Sega do things that I can bring some experience to help with.
“Sega bought Relic because they could see the staffs’ depth of ability and knowledge in the PC strategy space. The studio has had a tough time in the past few years with a [THQ] struggling to support them, but it’s a testament to the way Relic works that it has had great staff retention, and that it has focused on making Company of Heroes 2 a great game.
“At the same time, although there are no plans to tie the two studios together, we’re already seeing knowledge feed back from Relic into CA.”
Relic was reportedly purchased by SEGA during the THQ sale for $26 million.