Latest entry into franchise to blend real-time strategy and MOBA gameplay

GDC 13: Total War: Arena takes RTS free-to-play

The Creative Assembly is taking its flagship IP Total War free-to-play with the reveal of a new spin-off.

Called Total War: Arena, the game will be the studio’s first free-to-play venture, and will focus solely on online multiplayer.

As well as the usual real-time strategy gameplay the series is famous for, the new game will also mix in elements of multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) gameplay, hence its ‘Arena’ title.

Further details on the title are currently limited, although more is expected in the coming days.

Interested players can sign up for the forthcoming closed beta on the title’s official web page.

The new title comes as part of The Creative Assembly’s plans to branch out its leading IP to new genres and platforms, having previously released Total War Battles: Shogun on iOS and Android.


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