Pandemic forging new Lord of the Rings game
Following a revealing EA presentation, the Mercenaries studio confirms new title in the franchise based on Peter Jackson’s J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired films.
Yesterday’s headlines were dominated by a fusillade of announcements from Electronic Arts following the publisher’s meeting with investors. During the event, EA CEO John Riccitiello gave a presentation and talked about his company’s future strategy. Besides revealing some optimistic financial projections and new game titles, the executive put up a slide to reveal that Pandemic Studios, the critically acclaimed shop behind Full Spectrum Warrior and the forthcoming Mercenaries 2, is working on a game based on the Lord of the Rings films.
But, while the slide clearly indicates Pandemic is working on a LOTR game, it is unclear exactly what game it is. Earlier in the presentation, Riccitiello repeated the news that a new title in the franchise–which EA renewed its license to last year–will ship during its next fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2009.
A rep for Pandemic confirmed to GameSpot that the studio is crafting a new title set in film director Peter Jackson’s vision of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. However he couldn’t confirm much more, saying only “Pandemic Studios will have more to reveal on this project in the very near future.”Posted in Gaming on February 13, 2008 by xoanon