On Thurs. we reported that the publisher and its online gaming service won.net were in a legal battle to release a competing Lord of the Rings game, with Electronic Arts having landed the video game rights to the franchise. To explain further, Havas has the rights to the novels, while EA is reported to have secured the video game rights to the three planned films. The Havas representative we contacted said the game publisher has requested that the courts “confirm their rights within that agreement.” EA declined to comment. If the outcome is multiple titles from different publishers starring the fetching hobbits, gamers will be all for it.
No more $15/month plan for LOTRO later this year.