Weta Workshop and Take-Two Interactive have announced together that they are developing a new game based on JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth, published by Private Division. Check out the complete details below.
Take-Two and WETA Making A New Middle-earth Game
A new game set in Middle-earth, where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit stories take place, is being developed by Take-Two’s subsidiary Private Division. For those who don’t know, Weta Workshop is responsible for the visual effects of the critically acclaimed movie trilogy and Prime Video series.
On its official Twitter profile, the owner of GTA, also revealed a partnership with Weta Workshop, a special effects company, which acted in the production of the last films and series of Middle-earth.
Private Division reveals that it will publish a new game in partnership with Weta Workshop set in the literary universe of Middle-earth, created by writer JRR Tolkien. The title is in early development and is not expected to release until Take-Two’s 2024 fiscal year.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we have partnered with @WetaWorkshop to publish a new game set in the literary Middle-earth universe of J.R.R. Tolkien,” can be read in the tweet below. “We look forward to sharing more about the project in the future!”
We’re thrilled to announce that we have partnered with @WetaWorkshop to publish a new game set in the literary Middle-earth universe of J.R.R. Tolkien. We look forward to sharing more about the project in the future! pic.twitter.com/z9HxvXe7Da
— Private Division (@PrivateDivision) August 15, 2022
Weta Workshop is a New Zealand company responsible for creating the specials for Peter Jackson’s three Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, as well as the 2005 reboot of King Kong.
The company also participated in the Amazon series of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, making it the most expensive television production in history. According to the announcement, it is set to develop the new title at its own game studio, created in 2014.
Private Division is a subsidiary of Take-Two specialized in publishing Indian games. Since its inception in 2017, it has handled the launch of titles such as The Outer Worlds, OlliOlli World, and Rollerdrome.
In March, it announced an agreement to publish four games from independent developers Die Gute Fabrik, Evening Star, Piccolo Studio, and Yellow Brick Games. All titles are in the early stages of development and will not be released until 2024.