Slitherine Links With Games Workshop, New Licensing Agreement Underway
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
I’m a big fan of the work from Slitherine, it was only 12 months ago that I met up with their developers in Italy for their War Gaming event and I got to learn just how passionate they are about the world of strategic war simulation titles and the history within them. So with their expertise in the industry and the world renowned franchise of Warhammer combined, I’m expecting great things to come from both parties involved.
Slitherine and Games Workshop , the two giants in their respective specialist markets, have signed a deal to produce a strategy video game set in the popular Warhammer 40,000 universe and if that’s not an exciting prospect, I don’t know what is!
“This deal represents yet another testament to our continuous aim to reach new audiences, without losing sight of who we are and what we do best”, said JD McNeil, Chairman of the Slitherine Group. “It’s all about creating strategy games that are targeted to a particular audience and addressing a very specific need in the market. The Warhammer 40,000 setting is a perfect fit for the style of strategy games that we make and will be very popular with fantasy and science fiction fans alike. Joining forces with Games Workshop will allow us to bring an wonderfully deep and appropriate IP to the Turn Based Strategy genre”.
Details of the deal including the content and features of the game have not yet been announced, but development is already underway on multiple platforms, involving the best talents in design and development available to the Slitherine Group.
Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop said: “Slitherine are clearly established and successful masters of their genre of games, and there are many fans of their work here at GW. It’s a pleasure to work with such like minded individuals who share our passion for strategy games of all types”.