Even though Shogun 2: Total War just released a couple of months ago, developers Creative Assembly are already planning a new entry in the Total War franchise. When speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, team member Mike Simpson replied when asked if another Total War was in the works, ““We never stop, so yes”.
The developers wouldn’t say when the next game would take place but like all of the games in the franchise, you can be sure it will be set during a period of historical significance.
“We’ve actually done work with our hardcore fanbase looking at different eras and which ones they prefer,” said Simpson, “and it’s really flat. As in, it’s really quite evenly split across more or less every proposition we put in front of them.”
Shogun 2 has been revealed by SEGA to be doing quite well, selling at least 600,000 copies.
“It’s doing fab,” said Simpson. “We’re 90 percent Metacritic, which is exactly where we wanted to hit, and it’s selling great. The original Shogun sold more copies in the second three years of its existence than it did in its first three years. They sell for ages. OK, they’re not all at full price, but comparing one with another…”
“It’s a really complex question,” interrupted studio director Tim Heaton, “because Total War games have a really long tail. ”
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