Lord of the Rings: Gollum developer acquired by its writer

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We may not know the discharge date for Lord of the Rings: Gollum, however there’s nonetheless some essential information taking place across the upcoming stealth game. Its German developer Daedalic Entertainment has been acquired by French writer Nacon.

The information got here within the type of a press launch, wherein Nacon introduced it had acquired Daedalic for €53 million (roughly $6.2 million USD). Nacon was already set to publish Daedalic’s Gollum game, however this acquisition was performed “to tighten their collaboration.” Daedalic will retain “a high degree of autonomy in development,” in line with the press launch, whereas Nacon helps the studio “through its sales, publishing and marketing teams.” This feels like a great way for each firms to mix their assets.

Notably, The Lords of the Rings and The Hobbit game and film rights are going to public sale quickly, they usually’re anticipated to fetch round $2 billion. The Saul Zaentz Company, which owns these rights, is the one which licensed Gollum out for Daedalic’s upcoming game. Nacon sees this license resulting in “more new experiences in the future,” however the public sale might throw a wrench in these plans relying on how issues go.

Nacon’s acquisition is considered one of many taking place throughout the gaming sphere proper now. Microsoft is about to amass Activision Blizzard for practically $70 billion. Sony, in the meantime, is transferring to buy Destiny 2 developer Bungie for $3.6 billion.