Sega to publish War Child compilation due this summer

The upcoming War Child video game compilation will be published by Sega and could even come to retail.

The title is due out this summer and includes games made from Halo developers 343 Industries, Total War firm Creative Assembly, Worms makers Team17, Stealth Inc creators Curve and many more.

The project is led by War Child supporter and Sports Interactive studio head Miles Jacobson. And he tells MCV that after teaming up with Amazon, the firm is considering an Android version, plus retail possibilities.

We have some of the hottest studios in the world, from 343 to Team 17, from Torn Banner to Hardlight, Creative Assembly to Curve, taking six days out of their ridiculously busy schedules to make a game for War Child which we’re then going to release as a compilation,” he told MCV.

Originally it was just going to be for PC, but with Amazon now on board we’re looking at an Android version too. It’ll be out in July as a digital product, although there are retail possibilities with both merchandise and digital cards.

Sega is publishing, and giving 100 per cent of revenues to War Child.”

The project is designed to mimic the War Child Help albums, which was a partnership between the charity and the music industry.

War Child have been releasing records under the Help banner – typically compilation albums from the hottest bands in the world, often with themes. This year, it’s games’ turn.

The aim is to not only raise significant funds for the charity, but use the games to raise awareness of their work.”

Sports Interactive is already donating 10p from the sale of each Football Manager game to War Child.

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