Sega's British team at Creative Assembly, known for its Total War series and games such as Alien: Isolation and Halo Wars 2, has announced that it is establishing close cooperation with the Chinese company NetEase. The Chinese giant will be responsible for the distribution of the developer's titles on the domestic market. The players from Middle Kingdom will receive almost all titles of the Total War francise, including Total War: Three Kingdoms released this year. At the same time the British announced a new spin-off of the series, entitled Total War: Elysium. It will be a classic onlie card game, which is created primarily for the Chinese. The title will be launched simultaneously on PCs and mobile platforms, which have been the most lucrative market in East Asia for over a decade. Developers haven't even presented the approximate date of the game's debut yet.
At the moment, we know almost nothing about Total War: Elysium. If we look at the game's the official website we will find out, however, that it will also officially go to many other countries in the world. The most famous commanders and generals in world history will appear in the game. Considering the title of the new work by Creative Assembly, we may suspect that the card battles will be fought with each other in some form of afterlife or heaven. Perhaps we will learn more about the production at the upcoming gamescom fair in Cologne.
It is worth mentioning that the impulse for NetEase to establish cooperation with Creative Assembly was the record sales of Total War: Three Kingdoms, which was available in China via Steam. Within a week from the launch the game sold in more than one million copies. This is not only the best result in the history of the franchise, but also a record in the strategy game genre on Steam. This success was largely the responsibility of the fans from China. The partnership will help the developers, who will have much easier access to the Chinese market. This is all the more valuable because Steam's future in China is still uncertain and depends to a large extent on the whim of the Chinese authorities.
- Total War: Elysium official website
- Total War series official website
- Creative Assembly official website
Last update: 2019-08-02