While checking my usual news sites I came across this little bit of info over at bluesnews.com about how Creative Assembly is now going to be making a game set in the fantasy Warhammer universe. No real details as of yet beyond that it's something they are going to be doing and that we shouldn't expect to see anything before 2014 at the earliest. But still, as a fan of the Total War games and Warhammer my mind is a flutter with how amazing a game they could make and I felt like I need to do my part to spread the word. Imagine Warhammer: Mark of Chaos only done for PC's instead of consoles and with a developer that knows what they are doing! The possibilities!
Here's a little quote from the Blue's News article, but head over to Blue's News to read the whole thing and a link to the source:
“With this year being our 25th anniversary” A new high-calibre development team has been set up at Creative Assembly’s UK studio to work alongside the existing Total War, Alien™ IP and Mobile teams on the first Warhammer title in the deal, scheduled to launch from beyond 2013.
“With this year being our 25th anniversary,” said Tim Heaton, Studio Director at Creative Assembly, “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.”
No word on what this means for Relic/THQ and their Warhammer 40k Dawn of War license and games, but from my understanding of the past Games Workshop have kept the fantasy and sci-fi properties separate when it comes to licensing the games out to developers. So I'm predicting they should be fine for the time being. Relic has done no wrong in my eye's so I hope they get to keep doing what they do and let Creative Assembly work on the fantasy side of things.