Lord of the Rings: The White Council - All News
Wednesday - March 28, 2007
Lord of the Rings: The White Council - Still on Hold
With the news that EA has extended their Lord of the Rings license, FiringSquad has enquired on The White Council:
FiringSquad has confirmed that despite the announcement today of Electronic Arts extending its Lord of the Rings game license to 2008, the development of its fantasy RPG Lord of the Rings: The White Council is still officially "on hold". According to what an EA rep told us, the publisher is working on an all new game in the franchise. Details about the game have yet to be announced.
Wednesday - February 21, 2007
Lord of the Rings: The White Council - Interview #2 @ MMORPG.com
MMORPG.com follows up their recent interview with Turbine's Jeff Anderson on LotRO with a second part. Here's a snip:
Last week, we brought you the first half of Jon Wood’s interview with Jeff Anderson, the CEO and President of Turbine Inc. about the process of turning the well-loved classic Lord of the Rings novel trilogy into an MMORPG. Today, we bring you part two of Jon’s interview. In part two, Jeff talks about the game’s unique Monster Play system.
One of the major complaints that we heard about Lord of the Rings Online when details first started to be released was that there would be no evil races available for play and because of this, the game would not have PvP. You see, many fans of Tolkien’s books are as much a fan of the utterly evil races as they are the bright and shiny hero races. Lord of the Rings was, for me growing up, the ultimate story of good vs. evil.
Friday - February 02, 2007
Lord of the Rings: The White Council - EA Confirms Very Little
GameSpot has news that EA's CFO Warren Jensen would make a good politician, having confirmed The White Council is both in development and on-hold:
Today, during a postearnings call, EA CFO Warren Jenson confirmed that The White Council is not canceled--but that work on it has been indefinitely suspended. "The Lord of the Rings product is back in development in terms of being on hold," he cryptically told an analyst who asked whether or not the game had been canceled outright.
But while EA hasn't pulled the plug on The White Council, its prognosis is not good. Jenson said that the game will not be released during the publisher's next financial year, which ends on March 31, 2008. He also announced that EA is "looking at the creative positioning and feature set on the Lord of the Rings franchise," but did not elaborate.
Friday - January 05, 2007
Lord of the Rings: The White Council - Project on hold ?!
1Up writes they have been informed by an anonymous source that EA has cancelled Lord of the Rings: The White Council. The rumor hasn´t been confirmed yet.
Tuesday - November 07, 2006
Lord of the Rings: The White Council - site update
The official site of The White Council has been updated recently with a few new artworks and wallpapers.
Thursday - July 20, 2006
LotR: The White Council - Preview @ Eurogamer
"We started off with the idea that we wanted to create what in a sense you might call a sandbox Middle-Earth, which is a version of Middle-Earth in which you will find characters, as Tolkien describes them, going about their business, doing the things they should be doing, having the interactions that they should be having and so on," Gray says....but...
"You would come into that environment and have the opportunity to make up your own story; to say, 'I'm the hero of Middle-Earth, and I want to go and do this, and I think this is important and this is how I'm going to spend my time.'"
But once the project was a bit further down the line, according to Gray, the team decided that a free-roaming Middle-Earth just wouldn't be enough to entertain everyone.Hit the link to read on.
Tuesday - July 18, 2006
LotR: The White Council - Interview @ CVG
What platforms will the game ship on?
Tyler Vaught: The lead platforms are PS3 and Xbox 360. We're also thinking about doing a PC version. The PC version isn't officially confirmed but it's something you would imagine we would do. If you look back at a lot of the other Lord of the Rings games, we haven't 100% always done a PC version, but we tend to.
When can we expect to see the finished game?
Tyler Vaught: The game has been in production for about a year and a half. We hope to release it in fall of 2007.
Friday - July 14, 2006
LotR: The White Council - Impressions @ GameSpot
We didn't get to see any gameplay, but EA showed off art montages showing a huge variety of locales in Middle-earth, both good and evil. We're told that the combat is going to try and blend the third-person action of games such as The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King with the tactical combat of games like The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age.