news\ Dec 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Total War developer taking over the Warhammer fantasy universe

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Total War developer The Creative Assembly is set to make multiple games in the Warhammer universe, confirmed publisher Sega.

The first of these games is scheduled to release "beyond 2013."

Relic Entertainment, a subsidiary of THQ, previously made games based on Warhammer 40,000. THQ still holds the rights to manufacturer Games Workshop's license.

Sega said The Creative Assembly's focus is on the "Warhammer universe of fantasy battles" — rights that used to belong to Electronic Arts, which published the Warhammer Online games (pictured).

"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," said Tim Heaton, the studio director at Creative Assembly. "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 video gamers will absolutely love."

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