Total War: Warhammer Breaks Franchise Sales Records

By Published May 28, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Total War: Warhammer launched May 24th -- and it’s been a massive commercial success. In just three days, the latest Total War title has broken the sales records for all the franchise’s prior launches. Within a week of launch, Total Warhammer has already hit half a million sales, making it “the fastest selling Total War title on Steam.”

We’ve talked extensively about Total Warhammer with the team, specifically with regard to how the game makes use of DirectX 12. You can find some of that content here and here.

Total War: Warhammer fuses the combined power of two major strategy franchises in Total War and Warhammer. The result -- a game that uses Total War’s strategy mechanics to bring the high fantasy armies of the Warhammer world to the PC. The success of the first game’s >500,000 first-week sales shows promise for the future titles in the series; the future will ultimately bring all 16 races of the Warhammer world -- as well as the continents in that world -- to the PC platform. As of this release, four races are present: the Empire, the Vampire Counts, the Dwarves, and the Greenskins, all on The Old World of the Warhammer universe.

A fifth playable race, the Chaos Warriors, and the hero Dragon Ogre Kholek Suneater, unlock as playable for pre-May 31 purchasers. It becomes DLC after that.

- Keegan "HornetSting" Gallick.

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