West Sussex-based developer, Creative Assembly, this morning announced at a press conference that one of its teams has been put to work on an all-new Alien video game title. CM are praised among the PC crowd for their creation and dedication to the Total War franchise, which was recently updated with the release of Shogun: Total War. The untitled Aliens game will be published by SEGA, and won’t be making an appearance at next month’s E3 expo.
It’s likely that if you have read this far you are asking yourself the question: “Isn’t it a bit risky for a developer that is praised for its contributions to the RTS genre to be sticking its oar elsewhere?”
Maybe, yes. In 2008 Creative Assembly produced a little-known open world adventure game called Viking: Battle of Asgard. Across numerous icy Nordic landscapes, you would lead brigades of Viking warriors against the demonic legions of Hel. Though the core mechanics were a little weak, the huge environments and CM’s ability to cram hundreds of enemies into a single battle were impressive. Generally, Viking was seen as somewhat of a failure, a number of critics doubtful that the developer would stray from their RTS roots. It will be interesting to see how
Aliens: Total War the project begins to shape up in the months to come.