The team behind famed Total War series, The Creative Assembly, have announced that SEGA have green lighted a new major title that will be SEGA’s largest current budget title in internal development outside of Japan. Outside of the announcement, very little is known of the title but one could take this as one of the major titles Hayes spoke of. Speaking of the announcement, the Creative Assembly’s website read;
SEGA greenlight major console investment
SEGA have okayed The Creative Assembly to develop a major new console title. Currently in prototyping stage the title and genre are secret but will constitute SEGA’s largest current budget in internal development outside of Japan. Using technology and tools developed over the last two years the team will now grow substantially. Studio Director Tim Heaton said ‘The Creative Assembly are known for Total War and we are privileged to have a skilled large team working to deliver Shogun 2: Total War. However we have moved forward with our console team and spent a lot of time developing an infrastructure that works for them and during that process developed an incredibly strong demo. It is great that we are getting the perfect backing from SEGA – we have the time and the resources to deliver an awesome game’.
Recent major console titles from The Creative Assembly include both Viking: The Battle for Asgard and the critically panned Stormrise. One can only hope that, now suited with a large scale budget, the team can push on further onto consoles and produced a critically acclaimed title for SEGA.
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