Creative Assembly North is set to recruit 100 people over the coming years and is currently working on an unannounced project alongside the developer's Sussex team.
Creative Assembly North
The project is currently "in its early prototyping phase, taking a progressive, iterative approach to development and moving quickly on technical solutions and creative potential."
In addition, Creative Assembly North also hosts a newly formed team focused on continuous improvement. Its goal is that of "sustained continuous improvement in tools, workflows and development experience."
The studio is led by industry veteran Giselle Stewart, who steps into the role of studio director. Her previous work includes collaboratios with AAA developers, as well as positions as a board member of TIGA, the games developer’s trade association, the Creative Industries Federation, and Ukie.
"Starting a new development studio from scratch with the full support and insights of one of the UK’s oldest and largest studios is incredibly exciting. We are embracing flexibility, fast iteration, and creation, while fostering cross-location collaboration," Stewart said.
"We are bringing new job opportunities to the North-East, building a studio which amplifies the fantastic culture and values of Creative Assembly. We will also extend the reach of the studio’s award-winning outreach programme, the Legacy Project, to support excellence in industry education in the region."
Tim Heaton, Sega Europe Chief Studio Officer, described Creative Assembly's North opening as "another great stride forward for Creative Assembly and SEGA Europe in terms of growth.
"Newcastle has a burgeoning reputation as a technology hub and it’s a wonderful opportunity for the studio to add to its talent pool while helping to stimulate sector growth in the region. Everyone at SEGA Europe is excited to see what new experiences Creative Assembly North will contribute to."
The Newcastle-based studio is Creative Assembly's third development location, joining its headquarters in Sussex and Creative Assembly Sofia.
The news comes shortly after Total War: Warhammer III's long-rumored Chaos Dwarfs DLC was officially unveiled and given a release date.
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