And while eyeballing the Massively post about the new EQII subscription plan offering, I also saw the headline about Turbine being purchased by Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.
Thus the “largest privately-held online gaming studio in North America” joins a conglomerate.
As noted elsewhere, the number of independent MMO studios just went down by one.
And while I have no idea what impact this will have on their games, Asheron’s Call, Dungeons & Dragons Online, and Lord of the Rings Online, it did put one thing in mind.
So now we have a parent company that owns rights to make a Lord of the Rings game and the very popular LEGO game franchise.
Another was LEGO Lord of the Rings.
Now, I know that we’re talking about two different studios and that the licensing as it stands won’t allow such a game.
But I’m just thinking that this moved the ball ever so slightly in the right direction.
I can dream, right?