Total War Heads to a "Brand New Era" Next

Total War Heads to a "Brand New Era" Next

After tackling the fictional Warhammer universe, Creative Assembly is moving forward, not back.

Creative Assembly released the first fictional Total War title with Total War: Warhammer earlier this year. The studio is continuing to suppor that title with the upcoming Realm of the Wood Elves DLC. In the meantime, Creative Assembly is also working on a new historical Total War game, one in a time period the series has yet to visit.

Total War brand director Rob Bartholomew told Eurogamer that studio is making a new game in "an era we haven't tackled yet." The title is currently in pre-production. Previous Total War titles include Shogun: Total War, Medieval: Total War, Rome: Total War, Empire: Total War, Napoleon: Total War, and Total War: Attila, so you can cross all those eras off the list.

"Yes, it's a brand new era. It's not something we've done before," concurred Total War creative director Mike Simpson. "We have a list of things we'd like to do and we keep adding to that. Everything you can possibly imagine is on it and we only ever argue about the order in which we're going to get to them."

Despite that, most of Creative Assembly is working on the Total War: Warhammer sequel.

"We always planned to do a trilogy of titles," said Bartholomew. "But with the success of that first title backing us up and the way that the DLC has been so well received, it gives us the confidence on the commercial side to go: well, great, we can afford to go bigger and better."

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