Fear not Tolkienites.
By Tim Colwill on January 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm
Turbine have announced that they’ve reached an agreement to extend the Lord of the Rings license until 2017.
Concerns that the game was going to shut down were raised following an announcement by Turbine that they would not be creating any new raids or dungeons.
“I just wanted to drop in and address the concerns surrounding the license, again,” said Turbine’s community manager on the forums.
“We have said as far back as July of 2013, we plan to support LOTRO for many years to come. I really want to be as clear as possible on this subject to avoid any further confusion or misunderstanding. The license was renewed.”
Later on in the same thread, it was confirmed that the license was extended until 2017.
An expired license is what cause EA Mythic to shut down Warhammer Online: Age of Empires late last year.