Publishers Private Division has just announced that they have signed a new publishing partnership agreement with Weta Workshop, who are best known for their work on Middle-earth for the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Back in 2014, Weta Workshop founded an interactive game division and will now be developing a brand new game title which will be set in the Middle-earth universe of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Micheal Worosz, Chief Strategy Officer of Take-Two Interactive and Head of Private Division mentioned that “We are thrilled to partner with Weta Workshop to publish a game set in such an extraordinary and celebrated universe. He also said that “The Lord of the Rings IP is home to so many remarkable stories, and no entity is better equipped than the team at Weta Workshop to create a distinctive, new Middle-earth gaming experience.”
Amie Wolken, Head of Interactive at Weta Workshop mentioned that “It’s a privilege to create a new game set in Middle-earth, especially one that’s so different from what fans have played previously. And as a fan of Middle-Earth themselves, they are excited for gamers to explore Middle-earth in a way they never have before, as well as hopefully introducing new fans to the magic of The Lord of the Rings.
As of time of writing, the title of the game is still in its early development phase and it does not have an announced release date. Although, they did mentioned that it is expected to launch during Take-Two’s Fiscal Year 2024.
For more information, do check out Private Division’s official website here.