Total War: Arena is a free to play online game that is currently in development by series studio Creative Assembly for PC. Although the game currently does not have a release date its progress is moving along smoothly. Employees from Wargaming whose Alliance label is working on the game shared some details on their project with Gamespot during an interview at the WGL APAC event. Wargamer Producer Jose Edgardo Garcia talked about the possibilities of bringing the game to consoles and how Wargaming is trying to avoid pay to win tactics. Garcia stated that their focus is on bringing the game to PC first although he did urge that the release of a console version is possible in the future. Garcia said “We want them to concentrate on making a high quality game and that’s where we are at.“ He added “Right now, we want Creative assembly to focus on what they have, a PC game.”
Wargaming’s biggest title World of Tanks, launched first on PC and eventually arrived to the Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The same is possible for Total War: Arena although Wargaming is not going to push Creatitive Assembly to make a console version before they are ready to. Gamespot asked about the stigma of some free to play games being play to win. He replied that Some games may be guilty of this, though Total War: Arena hopes to not be one of them. “We know are audience we definitely get their feedback. We make sure that the game is for their enjoyment, their entertainment. We want to make happy players, not pissed off players.” In terms of development, Wargaming’s head of marketing for APAC, Tatsiana Martsinouskaya, stresses that Total War: Arena is still in development and their current goal is to refine and perfect the gameplay.