In an effort to bridge the bitter divide between gamers who enjoy pressing buttons in front of monitors and gamers who enjoy using rulers and physical dice, Creative Assembly and Games Workshop are teaming up to make some video games. Wait? There’s no bitter divide? Well, in that case, this is just good news for strategy enthusiasts instead of a reconciliation effort.
Creative Assembly put up a press release that says it has received a “multi-title licensing deal” that will encompass the fantasy section of the Warhammer universe. Yes, it’s specifically fantasy as apparently THQ continues to hold the rights to make games in the 40K universe, according to Eurogamer.
Because this is a press release, positive words on both sides were said, with Creative Assembly Studio Director Tim Heaton proclaiming:
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 videogamers will absolutely love.
Games Workshop Head of Licensing Jon Gillard wrote:
Now that we’ve managed to bring these two giants of gaming together it is safe to say that some truly amazing products are going to be unleashed as a result. We are excited at the possibilities, and are enthusiastically working with the team at Creative Assembly already
The two men then clasped hands and flew off, leaving in their wake a rainbow of corporate positivity. At least that’s what my brain at 4 A.M. is imagined them doing.
As an aside, I find it odd that the adjective Tim Heaton used to describe CA’s games is “high-scoring.” Aside from being a debatable statement- *cough* Stormrise *cough*- “high-scoring” is not the defining quality of Creative Assembly’s usually great games. But I digress.
No titles or release dates have been yet announced, so keep your ears open and your browsers on RipTen if this is something you’re excited about.