Private Division and Weta Workshop announce partnership to publish new game set in Middle-earth universeDue out in Take-Two Interactive's fiscal year 2024.
Private Division has signed a new publishing agreement with Weta Workshop, which is best known for their work on Middle-earth for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, to publish a new game developed by Weta Workshop’s interactive game division and set in the Middle-earth universe of J.R.R. Tolkien.
“We are thrilled to partner with Weta Workshop to publish a game set in such an extraordinary and celebrated universe,” said Private Division head Michael Worosz in a press release. “The Lord of the Rings IP is home to so many remarkable stories, and no entity is better equipped than the team at Weta Workshop to create a distinctive, new Middle-earth gaming experience.”
Weta WOrkshop head of interactive Amie Wolken added, “It’s a privilege to create a new game set in Middle-earth, especially one that’s so different from what fans have played previously. As fans ourselves, we’re excited for gamers to explore Middle-earth in a way they never have before, and introduce new fans to the magic of The Lord of the Rings.”
The new title is still in early development and is expected to launch during Private Division parent company Take-Two Interactive‘s fiscal year 2024. A release date and platforms were not announced.