Middle-earth Game Revealed

Private Division announces a publishing partnership with Wētā Workshop for a new game set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth universe. This is based on the literature, rather than the movies, and word is Wētā is being granted "the broadest creative license to interpret the underlying lore of the books." Hopefully this does not include adding weird diacritical marks like the macrons in its company name. The game is said to be in early development and as such does not have an announced release date. But it has a window of Take-Two's fiscal year 2024, which ends March 31, 2024. Likewise, details are still scant:
“We are thrilled to partner with Wētā Workshop to publish a game set in such an extraordinary and celebrated universe,” said Michael Worosz, Chief Strategy Officer, Take-Two Interactive, and Head of Private Division. “The Lord of the Rings IP is home to so many remarkable stories, and no entity is better equipped than the team at Wētā Workshop to create a distinctive, new Middle-earth gaming experience.”

“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,” said Amie Wolken, Head of Interactive at Wētā Workshop. “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.”

This title is in early development and does not yet have an announced release date. It is expected to launch during Take-Two’s Fiscal Year 2024. Private Division and Wētā Workshop look forward to sharing more details about this game in the future.
Private Division and Wētā Workshop look forward to sharing more details about this game in the future.