A job advertisement over on Gamasutra reveals that the company’s studio in Brisbane, Australia (the team responsible for Medieval Total War II and Stormrise) is gearing up for work on a “next-gen sports title” for “next-gen consoles”, which sounds like code for “not the Wii” and is about as far removed from the Total War series as you can get.
Being that Creative Assembly is a Sega-owned studio, and the only sports franchise of note that Sega owns in this non-Olympic season is Football Manager, it’s not hard for the mind to start putting two and two together. Football Manager has always been a big hit with people who don’t necessarily play many other games; a “casual” version jumping from PC to console would, if successful (previous attempts have been… disappointing), surely be the end of many a marriage, especially given the PS3 and 360′s focus on online play.
If, you know. That’s what this is. And it’s not Sega Pro Curling 11.
UPDATE: That’ll teach me to speculate. No Football Manager game to see here, says Sega. There are two games in development: in the UK, CA’s console team (the PC team remains committed to Total War) is working on something “big” (though it’s not a sports game), while Sega’s Australia studio in Brisbane is working on something else.