Creative Assembly â??developing Olympics gameâ??

Creative Assembly â??developing Olympics gameâ??

By Rob Crossley

May 20th 2010 at 12:30PM

Title said will be released as the 2012 Olympic Games launches

Just 24 hours after it was suggested that RTS maestros Creative Assembly was developing a new sports title, anonymous sources have now claimed the project in question is an Olympics game.

An anonymous source told news site Eurogamer that Creative Assembly’s Australian studio is tasked with developing a game to complement the 2012 London Olympics.

“The game will be released in time for the Games themselves in 2012,” the website claimed.

Eurogamer has built a reputation for running rumours that frequently turn out to be accurate.

If speculation turns out to be correct, it would mean that the Sega-owned Creative Assembly group branching out from its successful Total War series and is returning to its heritage of sports games.
 
According to a job vacancy advert in circulation, the UK headquartered company says it is “currently seeking a passionate and creative lead gameplay programmer for our upcoming next-gen sports title”.

The project is being worked on at the developer’s Australian studio, which was established in Brisbane from 2002. It may be the case that the project will be tackled at both the Brisbane and UK studios.

Creative Assembly recently released the latest edition of its RTS series with Napoleon: Total War.

The group recently won a GAME BAFTA for its work on Empire: Total War, picking up the prize for best strategy game.