Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online at the moment are indie video games, form of.
The lengthy and eventful journeys of Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online have reached one other turning level: the event groups chargeable for these MMO’s have left Turbine to kind a brand new unbiased firm referred to as Standing Stone Games.
Startling as that is, it’s not anticipated to have any instant and even longterm results on the MMOs, as they’re taking their bat and ball with them and can proceed engaged on each titles.
“The teams remain very much committed to both games and are thrilled to continue development and operations of these games as an independent studio. This is an opportunity for us to bring about our dreams while still working on two of the biggest licenses in video games,” an announcement on the Lord of the Rings Online website reads.
“Although a great many exciting things are happening on our end, you’ll be able to continue playing the game(s) you enjoy with as little interruption as possible. Our development continues on track, and the plans we have already announced remain firmly in our future view. Again, although we are a new studio, we are also the same developers who have been and will continue to work on our games.”
That’s not all, although: publishing of each titles has been transferred to Daybreak Games, the company once known as Sony Online Entertainment. We can most likely count on some fussing round with changing Turbine IDs to Daybreak IDs or no matter.
Previously, each video games had been printed by Warner Bros., Turbine’s mother or father firm, who took over each initiatives when it acquired the developer in 2010. Before that, Turbine and Midway printed The Lord of the Rings Online and Codemasters and Atari printed Dungeons & Dragons Online. Both MMOS started as premium subscription mannequin affairs, after which went free-to-play to nice success.
You can see each video games have had a busy life so far; right here’s hoping they climate this newest storm unfazed.