Rest Easy, Middle-earthers, Lord of the Rings Online Isn't Going Anywhere
One Redditor is sharing the happy news with the Lord of the Rings Online Reddit family (and we with you in turn!) that the game isn't going anywhere despite the new MMO currently in the works at Athlon Studios. User Nemarus wrote to Middle-earth Enterprises to express his concern about the new game and the impact it might have on LOTRO, potentially even seeing it closed. However, M-eE wrote back with the cheery news "LOTRO & Athlon will co-exist within the Middle-earth universe".
Great to hear you’re excited about the upcoming MMO by Athlon Studios. We share in your excitement!We also share your appreciation for LOTRO. The expanse of Turbine’s interpretation of Middle-earth, with regard to the lore and the actual geography, is incredibly immersive and satisfying. (I recently dived back into LOTRO after taking a few years off and love the polish and streamlining implemented by SSG.)
Please be assured that all parties involved intend to proceed exactly as you hope; LOTRO and Athlon will co-exist within the Middle-earth universe, and create complementary experiences for fans.
Thank you for reaching out to us and sharing your concern. See you in Middle-earth.
So there you have it: Both worlds will peacefully exist in this world together to double your Middle-earth joy!