Creative Assembly has unwittingly revealed the next Total War game via The Art of Total War book, which mentions the game specifically.
Mike Simpson from Creative Assembly, is quoted saying “and taking the series to a fantasy setting with Total War: Warhammer.” Sega has yet to comment, but an announcement is likely soon.
In 2012 Creative Assembly signed a deal to create several Warhammer titles under license from Games Workshop; however during the last few years, most of their time has been dedicated to creating titles such as Alien: Isolation and Total War: Rome 2 – with no mention of any Warhammer game thus far.
At the time of the deal, both Sega said Creative Assembly’s focus would be on the “Warhammer universe of fantasy battles”, presumably meaning not tackling Warhammer 40K (the sci-fi version of Warhammer). Studio director at Creative Assembly at the time, Tim Heatonm, states that “we’ll be doing the Warhammer universe justice in a way that has never been attempted before. We’re bringing those 25 years of experience and expertise in extremely high-scoring games to bear, delivering a Warhammer experience that video gamers will absolutely love.”
Hopefully we’ll hear a full announcement from both parties in the next few weeks, now that the cat is out of the bag. First up though is Total War: Atilla, due to be released on February 17th. Atilla takes place roughly where Total War: Rome 2 left off, with the Roman Empire in disarray and the titular Atilla the Hun’s power in the ascendant.