The next historical Total War is “an era we haven’t tackled yet”

We’ve known that Creative Assembly has been working on a new historical Total War game for a while now, but many had assumed the studio would be returning to a familiar setting. It’s been 10 years since Medieval II: Total War. Just saying.

However, during a roundtable discussion on the future of the Total War franchise, brand director Rob Bartholomew told Eurogamer that the team were in fact working on “an era we haven’t tackled yet.”

This means the next historical game won’t be set in feudal Japan, the Roman republic or medieval Europe. Nor will we see a return to the Napoleonic Wars or the fight for American independence.