Sega announced that The Creative Assembly, the development studio behind the Total War series, is expanding with the creation of the Total War Digital team.
The new team will be tasked with developing Total War games for yet to be announced mobile platforms using the Unity engine. The new series will be named Total War Battles.
Rob Bartholomew, Brand Director at The Creative Assembly said:
Total War Battles is a distinct new direction. For the last 12 months our Digital team has been extensively prototyping technology and making sense of exactly what a Total War game on mobile would look and feel like.
Lead Designer on the new Total War Digital team Renaud Charpentier added:
This isn’t the traditional Total War you might expect. We are working on a title that is specifically tailored to the play styles and control methods of mobile platforms. We want to deliver a game that plays to the strengths of handheld RTS mechanics, and perfectly adapts to a host of different platforms. We’re developing in Unity to help us achieve stunning visuals, gameplay and audio on all our target devices.
Specific platforms and details on the first game of the Total War Battles series will be announced in the very near future.