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Established: 1987

The Creative Assembly was established in 1987 by veteran games programmer Tim Ansell. The company pioneered the first 'real' run-time interactive commentary system for EA's FIFA International Soccer. This technique has since become standard practice in all sports games.

Recent titles include the critically acclaimed Shogun: Total War (plus Shogun: Total War Warlord Edition) and EA Sports Rugby for the PC and PS2.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Creative Assembly's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 2000 title, "Shogun: Total War" (PC).

The company has been involved titles released on the PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, iPad, PS2, Xbox, GameCube and Mac. Of these, "Empire: Total War" (PC), "Medieval: Total War" (PC), "Shogun: Total War" (PC), "Napoleon: Total War" (PC), "Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion" (PC) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2019 release "Total War: Three Kingdoms" (PC).

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