September 5, 2018, Athlon Game officially partners with Middle-Earth Entreprises, they have signed a long-term licensing agreement in order to develop and publish a new multi-year online game based on The Lord of the Rings, Athlon Games is working with their partners to create an online game set in the world of Midder-earth, but a long time before The Lord of the Ring events, they are aiming to provide a new immersive gaming experience for the epic J.R.R.Tolkien universe.
“It’s a singular opportunity to work closely with Middle-earth Enterprises to create a completely new experience for fans of the landmark fantasy work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and we are excited about the resurgence of interest in The Lord of the Rings IP,” said Dave Miller, president, Athlon Games. “This, along with several other major properties Athlon is working with, will help us to further our goal of creating AAA cooperative console and PC experiences that gamers will want to play for years to come.”
“We are extremely pleased to work with Athlon Games to create a new, immersive game experience, exploring epic regions in Middle-earth during the years leading to the events of The Lord of the Rings,” said Fredrica Drotos, Chief Brand & Licensing Officer at Middle-earth Enterprises. “Athlon’s game will allow millions of Middle-earth fans throughout the world a unique opportunity for fellowship and epic exploration.”