Creative Assembly opens third UK studio, relocates mo-cap facility

Creative Assembly opens third UK studio, relocates mo-cap facility

Total War maker Creative Assembly is opening another studio in its home of Horsham in the UK.

That's the third office that the company has in the UK and comes alongside the firm relocating its motion capture facility. Previously this was in Horsham. In total, Creative Assembly claims it boasts 10,000 square feet of studio space between its three UK locations, its Sofia, Bulgaria office and its mo-cap facility.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Creative Assembly with the highly-anticipated Total War: Warhammer III on the horizon and our new sci-fi-shooter IP in development," studio director Gareth Edmonson (pictured) said.

"We are already home to some of the best talent out there and we are growing.

“We have a fantastic reputation for being one of the best game developers to work for with our positive approach to work-life balance. I want to continue to build on this and see an end to the traditional 9-to-5 in-office work model.

“In the future we’ll be transforming our working model to embed flexibility as the norm, and we need the right environment to achieve that. While we want to amplify the benefits of remote working, we also know that there is no virtual substitution to in-person creative collaboration, so we’ll be redesigning our working rhythm as well as our environment to focus on creativity and innovation when we are in the office.”

Last year, Creative Assembly's parent company, Sega Europe, said that it wanted to focus on creating new IPs as many of the franchises created by its studios are maturing.

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