11 February 2012

Rumoured Hobbit Expansion for LOTRO

Earlier this week, rumour slipped out about a potential Hobbit expansion for Turbine’s popular MMORPG, The Lord of the Rings Online.

The buzz originated on February 6 from Supererogatory’s Twitter feed, Superannuation, whose gaming reports have been deemed highly accurate by fans of the gaming industry. The initial Tweet, in reference to an upcoming Hobbit game, stated: “Unsuccessfully tried to ascertain the developer of The Hobbit game yesterday. Although rumors point to either TT Games or WB Games Seattle.”

 “And my understanding is that the first The Hobbit game coming out this holiday has been in development for a good time,” added one follow-up Tweet, with another suggesting that “If TT Games had a Hobbit game, presumably it would be LEGO Hobbit. Only have heard a rumor of a reverent, traditional Hobbit game though.”

And the final Tweet on the matter: “And a rumor of a Hobbit expansion/massive content update for Turbine's LOTRO.”

While this rumour has been neither confirmed nor denied – when asked, Turbine said they could not comment on rumours – and lacks any links or factual evidence to back the claim, one has to take this story with a grain of salt for the time being.

I’ll be following this rumour as best I can to keep my fellow gamers updated! In the meantime, leave a comment and let me know what you think about a Hobbit expansion!


  1. ohhhhh that would be too amazing! hobbit in lotro.... :D

  2. Beorn's House, Laketown and The Lonely Mountain... :)

  3. Although, I would love to see it. I seem to recall a recent interview where representatives from Turbine officially declared that they would not be creating any in-game content tie ins to "The Hobbit." Either this is factual, which would be a baffling mistake in my opinion, or this statement was made to throw us off the scent, as it were. I guess time will tell.

  4. Kind of wish EA still had the rights to the games - a Hobbit game in the style of those TTT and ROTK games would be pretty cool.