During his session at GDC 2013 in San Francisco, Creative Assembly’s Lead Designer James Russell revealed Total War: ARENA, a new spin-off for the Total War series and CA’s first title in a F2P model.

According to the studio, Arena will “offer players the chance to pitch history’s greatest commanders and their armies against each other in massive team-based battles, ARENA will focus entirely on online multiplayer, mixing elements of RTS and MOBA gameplay”.

CA also revealed that they are looking for gamers to help craft their vision of a detailed, deep, multiplayer tactical experience. For more details on forthcoming Closed Beta Tests, you can sign-up at www.totalwar.com/arena.