Total War: Arena Announced – Free to Play MOBA/RTS From Creative Assembly
Now take the war to the world.
So now we know why Total War: Rome 2 seems to be taking more time than it actually feels like. During GDC 2013, Creative Assembly lead designer unveiled a new title for the PC platform and yet another to adopt the free to play model – Total War: Arena.
Total War: Arena will the developer’s first title in the F2P market and will benefit from both a decade of experience and expertise creating the Total War series, as well as rely on the brand power that that name represents. After all, all of Creative Assembly’s Total War games have been major hits.
This one, however, won’t go for simple strategy. It will reportedly offer players the chance to play as history’s “greatest commanders” in team battles with elements from real time strategy and massive online battle arena games. Sounds like a good way to cater to every possible segment.
Games can head here to learn more about the closed beta tests for Total War: Arena. And rest assured, given the vision Creative Assembly is pushing, it’ll need as much help as it can get.