Turbine to take full control of LOTRO in Europe

Codemasters hands over MMO to developer June 1

Developer Turbine is to assume full control of MMO The Lord of the Rings Online from Codemasters in Europe.

The handover takes place June 1, following the acquisition last year of the US developer by rival publishing firm Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.

"We are working very closely with our partner Codemasters Online to facilitate a smooth transition to our new global service," said Katie Paiz, executive producer on The Lord of the Rings Online.

"We will be providing free account transfers to our new global service and players will be notified when the transfer utility is available."

"We thank Codemasters for the outstanding job they have done publishing and operating LOTRO and we look forward to continuing to deliver one of the world's best online entertainment experiences to the gamers of Europe."

Related stories

Turbine hit with layoffs as part of "strategic alignment"

Warner Bros. has confirmed an unspecified number of job cuts at the Infinite Crisis developer

By James Brightman

Job cuts at Turbine, Inc

Warner Bros confirms lay offs at Lord of the Rings Online studio

By Rachel Weber

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.