Turbine extends Lord of the Rings Online license to 2017

By on January 14, 2014, 5:30 PM
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There are a few highly anticipated MMORPG's on the horizon, specifically with Wildstar and Elder Scrolls Online, but even if that's the case there are some classics that players just refuse to leave. Lord of the Rings Online may have what many consider to be a cult following, but when rumors spread about its possible shutdown, many dedicated Middle Earth fans thought their journey was over. Good news today from Turbine proves that Lord of the Rings isn't going anywhere, not for a while.

According to a Sapience, community manager on the title's official forums, Turbine has renewed the game's license until 2017. That leaves more than enough time for the One Ring to make its way to Mordor before Turbine decides to end the MMO's run. The Helm's Deep expansion recently hit the MMO at the end of last year, giving players an array of new content to enjoy.

We may not know what Turbine has in store for this long running MMO, but we do know that it's here to stay for at least 3 more years. So all you Tolkien fans out there can rest easy knowing that the fate of your beloved game has been extended.




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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Turbine is still running their other MMO, "Asheron's Call" too. That one came out in 1999 and was my first MMO. Can't imagine a whole lot of people are left playing it though....

theBest11778 theBest11778 said:

I played LOTRO when it first came out. It was pretty fun, but like all MMOs they just get old over time. I don't see this effect new players, but for their core players, this is good news.

yRaz yRaz said:

Turbine is still running their other MMO, "Asheron's Call" too. That one came out in 1999 and was my first MMO. Can't imagine a whole lot of people are left playing it though....

I resubbed earlier this year for a couple months for nostalgias' sake. there are about 700 characters logged on Darktide at any given time. Most are people are just hitting to level up, but there is a place where everyone PKs called 150 island. It's a constant battle of around 30 people at any given time.

Coodu Coodu said:

Lotro is one of those love-hate things for me, I leave it for months and then come back and play for a while, get bored and leave again.

I need to quit MMO's in general I think :P Great news for the core crowd though.

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