A brand new Middle-earth game is in growth at Wētā Workshop, the New Zealand-based visible results and animation firm identified for its work on The Lord of the Rings films, the upcoming Rings of Power TV sequence, and lots of extra movies.

Wētā Workshop, which had opened an interactive division a number of years in the past, introduced to have signed a publishing take care of Take-Two’s Private Division. The Middle-earth game has a license immediately from Middle-earth Enterprises, which suggests they’ve entry to the literary works made by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The game is claimed to be early in growth, with a launch deliberate in Take-Two’s fiscal 12 months 2024. That means it ought to be out there by March 2024, although in fact, delays are all the time a really actual chance.

Amie Wolken, Head of Interactive at Wētā Workshop, mentioned in a press release:

It’s a privilege to create a brand new game set in Middle-earth, particularly one which’s so totally different from what followers have performed beforehand. As followers ourselves, we’re excited for players to discover Middle-earth in a method they by no means have earlier than and introduce new followers to the magic of The Lord of the Rings.

Michael Worosz, Chief Strategy Officer at Take-Two Interactive and Head of Private Division, added:

We are thrilled to accomplice with Wētā Workshop to publish a game set in such a rare and celebrated universe. The Lord of the Rings IP is residence to so many outstanding tales, and no entity is best outfitted than the crew at Wētā Workshop to create a particular, new Middle-earth gaming expertise.

Despite the unlucky cancellation of The Lord of the Rings MMORPG from Amazon on account of a dispute with Tencent, followers of Tolkien’s work nonetheless have lots to stay up for, equivalent to The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (nonetheless deliberate to be launched earlier than the tip of this 12 months) and The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, launching in Spring 2023.