Steam is offering a free weekend on select Total War games from Sega and Creative Assembly. The weekend sale includes a number of the popular RTS and civilization management titles where players build up an army and attempt to conquer the land.
Despite the rocky launch, the divisive fallout between fans and the developers over the bugs, missing features and broken gameplay mechanics, Creative Assembly has undertaken a task to restore the faith that the community once had in them by unleashing new DLC, new patches, new fixes and a pledge of allegiance to Valve's new SteamOS.
Well, Creative Assembly has heard the far cries of foul from gamers who pledged fealty to consumer justice, and the developers decided to set a path toward recourse via DLC. Hence, the road to retribution for Creative Assembly is paved with free content and lots of patches.
Gamers have been crying, moaning, whining, shouting and screaming a lot during the last half of the seventh generation of gaming, all with good reason. A lot of the AAA publishers have put it in their minds to rape the wallets of gamers with shoddy ports, shoddy releases, poor support and tactics so shady that John Gotti would have blushed with envy.
Today at GDC in San Francisco, the Creative Assembly revealed a new spin-off to their Total War strategy series. Total War: Arena is a free-to-play game that focuses on multiplayer battles.
Sega has signed a licensing deal with the Games Workshop to create multiple games based on the Warhammer fantasy franchise. The first game is currently in development at Creative Assembly, the studio responsible for the Total War games, and will arrive in 2013 at the earliest.
One of the things we oftentimes hear about regarding gamers is that they're whiny, they're bratty, they're an “entitled” bunch. We often hear about how gamers “bite the hand that feeds” and that gamers should be “grateful” that publishers even allow us to play games. On the other end of the spectrum, some developers have sided with gamers, pretty much saying that a lot of games are trash.
The Creative Assembly might collaborate with Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson on the next Total War game. They say that the Swedish designer could make an appearance in the game.
Sega notified investors today that it expects to post huge losses for their fiscal year due to the "severe economic environment" in the United States and Europe as well as "rapid changes" in the market. In order to recover, they plan to make drastic changes.
The Creative Assembly, creator of the Total War strategy series, is expanding into mobile gaming. They announced that they're working on a new sub-series called Total War Battles that's specifically designed for mobile devices.
The PC strategy series Total War could branch into other platforms. The Creative Assembly says that console installments are possible.
Next year, Shogun 2: Total War will enable you to crush rival warlords in a bid to become supreme ruler of Japan. Today the Creative Assembly announced the date that your rise to power will begin.
The Creative Assembly released Napoleon: Total War a few months back. What are they making now? Well, we might found out soon.
Steam, the PC’s fantastic answer to Xbox Live, is gaining more SEGA power in the near future. The service has been the host of Medieval II: Total War and Rome: Total War for a little while now – those titles will be available in ”Europe and most of the world”. SEGA and Valve today announced that a few new, or new to you, titles will be appearing on the digital distribution service.