Creative Assembly not ruling out Total War on consoles

By on December 8, 2010

Developer says it’s experimenting with different control schemes.

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According to prolific RTS (Real Time Strategy) developer The Creative Assembly, Total War could come to consoles at some point in the future.

The popular series has been exclusive to the PC since its first game, Shogun: Total War, released a decade ago.

“At some point. Maybe. I don’t know,” the studio’s lead artist Kevin McDowell told CVG. “We have actually solved the problem with controlling Total War games using a control pad anyway.

“In the past one of the artists actually coded up some experimental stuff just on his own time and was like, ‘Oh that actually works really well.’”

Lead designer Jamie Fergusson added that consoles aren’t the only platform Creative Assembly is exploring.

“There’s also, which is the better platform to push for, which is the best method?” he said.

“I mean you’ve talked about using joypads, we’ve also looked elsewhere, we’re looking at everything including iPhones, online gaming as well. Just different ways of playing.”

The developer is currently at work on Total War: Shogun 2 which will release worldwide on March 15.


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