Total War developer Creative Assembly is best known for its epic real-time strategy games on PC like Total War: Rome 2 and Total War: Warhammer 2. However, the UK-based developer has also dabbled in other genres in the past, including the hack and slash genre with 2005’s Spartan: Total Warrior and the survival horror genre with 2014’s Alien: Isolation. It looks like the company will be trying something new, as a job listing reveals that it’s working on a console tactical first-person shooter game for the first time ever in its history.
According to the careers page on Creative Assembly’s official site, the company is looking for a Senior UI Artist, Lead Environment Artist, an Animator and a Technical Artist for a new unannounced IP. It is explicitly stated that the team will be part of the “Console Team,” which means that the company’s next game will be a departure from its usual PC offerings. Fans might also get excited at the prospect of the team behind Alien: Isolation spearheading the new project.
Total War Dev Creative Assembly: AAA Title Utilizing Motion Capture Technology
No further information is currently available for Creative Assembly’s brand new console tactical FPS game IP, which is expected since the game hasn’t even been officially announced yet. However, there are several interesting facts that can be gleaned from the job listings. The job listing for animator states that the person in question must have experience with motion capture, which means that this upcoming game will probably be utilizing the technology.
The as of yet unannounced console tactical FPS game will most likely be an AAA title since some job listings require their hirings to have already had two or more published AAA titles. It’s exciting to hear established game developers stepping out of their usual comfort zone and trying something completely new. We look forward to seeing what this mysterious new console tactical FPS game IP might be. Keep in mind that no details have been officially revealed and these are merely speculation for now.
In other related news, Creative Assembly recently detailed its future plans for some of its upcoming and released titles. In the very same blog post, the company also revealed that it’s already working on the next Total War fantasy title, alongside the highly-anticipated Total War: Three Kingdoms.