Warner Brothers Interactive today reached deep into its corporate wallet and purchased Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine.
Specific financial details of the acquisition were not released in today’s announcement (though sources close to the matter pin the price at around $160 million), but the executives were talking.
“I view this as Hollywood coming to Boston,” said Turbine’s chief executive Jim Crowley, in an interview with the Boston Globe.
The WBIE purchase of Turbine extends to the developer’s other game, Dungeons & Dragons: Eberron Unlimited, as well.
What’s more, WBIE seems to be on quite the spending spree as of late, as the company has bought up bits of Midway, all of TT Games, Monolith and Batman: Arkham Asylum dev studio Rocksteady Studios.
I wonder if this means that these two games will be getting worked on or improved in some way. I just so happened to install that D&D:EU last night.