Many people are likely the most familiar with Creative Assembly for their popular Total War titles, one new one of which, Total War: Three Kingdoms, is going to be coming out next month. However, a Creative Assembly first person shooter is also in development, and is based on an original IP.
The game was confirmed to exist on a recent post on the studio’s Twitter page, which bragged about acclaimed South African filmmaker Neil Blomkamp visiting the studio. However, we don’t know what the FPS game will be about and likely won’t for a long time.
This isn’t the first time Creative Assembly has left its normal zone of game development and turned to something else. Years ago they released two different action RPG games in the form of Viking: Battle for Asgard and Spartan: Total Warrior, which had players participating in epic battles as a Viking and Spartan, respectively.
In 2014, they then released a survival horror title called Alien: Isolation, which took players into James Cameron’s Alienverse as they took on the role of Ripley’s daughter, trapped on a space station with a Xenomorph when a mission to pick up the Nostromo’s black box goes bad. Unlike the mixed reception of their action games, Isolation got very positive reviews.
However, a Creative Assembly first person shooter has never been done before, so there’s no telling how this will play out. It could turn out to be like Alien: Isolation, with great visuals, gameplay, AI, and story, or it could turn out to be terrible. We’ll just have to wait and see to find out for ourselves.
Whatever way the Creative Assembly first person shooter turns out, hopefully it will grab people’s attention when they decide to show it off. We look forward to Creative Assembly supplying us with more updates on its development soon.