James lost his battle with cancer. Today, speaking to Eurogamer, Creative Assembly spoke of how “moved and humbled” they were by his visit.
Last year, 24-year-old Total War fan James visited Creative Assembly’s studio in the UK – a trip arranged by the Willow Foundation, whose Special Day initiative gives people with terminal illness the chance to do something extraordinary for the day. While he was there, James was able to interview the development team, make suggestions, and play an early version of the just-announced Total War: Rome II, months before anyone else. Brilliantly, Creative Assembly also created an (exceptionally accurate) character model based on his likeness, transforming him into a Roman soldier – pictured above at the Siege of Carthage.