Creative Assembly has decided to single out some fans of the Total War: Warhammer sub-series, who helped with the refinement of the highly anticipated Immortal Empires mode. At least that's how it looked from the perspective of players, who were surprised to see that the developers had forgotten about one of the biggest content creators associated with Total War: Warhammer III.
End credits not for Legend?
When the players noticed that the game's end credits included a "Special thanks" to Immortal Empires beta participants, some fans pointed out the absence of several people involved in testing. In some cases, this could be justified, such as the person's inactivity in recent months.
However, this did not explain why Legend of Total War was not included in the list. This Youtuber is not only one of the most popular content creators associated with the brand (if not the most popular). He is the one who initiated a petition demanding Empires of the Immortal be available to all purchasers of Total War: Warhammer 3. Until two months ago, the mode required ownership of the entire trilogy of TWW.
Immortal Empires for all
Legend was also one of the players to criticize the third part of Total War: Warhammer. He wasn't really able to do so during the pre-release broadcasts (as he and other participants were bound by the rules imposed by Creative Assembly under threat of exclusion from the content developer program), but after the debut he happened to speak harshly about the game (especially the Kingdom of Chaos mechanics in the campaign).
Moreover, the youtuber resented the developer for allegedly not accepting criticism not only from him, but also from the other fans involved. At least that's what he claimed on his YouTube channel more than a year ago.
The upshot was that Legend has been out of Creative Assembly's content developer program for months (via Legend of Total War video from March 15). For the same reason, the Internet user, as it was alleged, may have been left out of the credits, despite the fact that, as shown in a post on Twitter - the studio promised to include all participants.
It should be noted that Legend of Total War does not only have numerous supporters. The aforementioned complaining during the broadcast was full of excitement, and years ago the youtuber became known for his explosive and unpleasant character (although, as some note, he is now much better at controlling his temper).
As a result, some Internet users read his post as an attack on the creators included in the credits (rather unfoundedly) or disparage him as a person with an exuberant ego and caring only about his own well-being (read: money from videos on Total War: Warhammer III published on YouTube).
Nevertheless, most TWW fans were surprised by the absence in the credits - to reiterate - of one of the most popular content creators associated with the brand. Internet users explain it with either Creative Assembly's reluctance or a simple oversight.
Creative Assembly explains
A little later, Legend published another post. The developers contacted him, explaining that the acknowledgements added on this occasion are not for people affiliated with the Immortal Empires beta. Their participants will be added to the credits at a later date.
The matter can thus be considered clarified. However, the youtuber is surprised that Creative Assembly needs more than 9 months to add more "credits" (because that's how long it's been since the beta testing of Immortal Empires). Other gamers are also unconvinced about the developer's explanation, taking it either as evidence of poor communication with the community or keeping up appearances.