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BioWare Could Do the Next Lord of the Rings RPG


Nov 2 2007, 8:53am

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See, acquisitions aren’t all bad – while most moaned and groaned over the recent acquisition of BioWare and Pandemic by EA, it’s opened some new potential avenues. One that I find particularly interesting, which analyst Michael Pachter speculated on was that BioWare could be given the reigns to do the next RPG based on the Lord of the Rings license, which EA owns the rights to. Given the lack of success prior attempts EA has made at it, BioWare could certainly bring some credibility to the table.
From Business Week:

According to Michael Pachter, a Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst, BioWare’s prowess at designing and producing role-playing games—both original and franchise-based—could help jump-start EA projects that have so far been stuck in the mud. A prime candidate is Lord of the Rings: the White Council. “EA hasn’t been able to get it right for two and a half years now,” says Pachter. “But if BioWare takes it over, it should do very well in the marketplace,” he adds, citing the company’s previous hits with titles based on the Star Wars films, which could prove helpful for taking on Tolkien.

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BioWare Could Do the Next Lord of the Rings RPG Rogash Send a private message to Rogash Nov 2 2007, 8:53am
    Hopes for LOTR Knights of the Old Republic... Londrandir Send a private message to Londrandir Nov 13 2007, 7:02pm
    Very interesting news indeed MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Nov 27 2007, 5:25pm
        Awesome... Eruantion87 Send a private message to Eruantion87 Jan 16 2008, 2:16am


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