If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings or its MMORPG counterpart, Lord of the Rings Online, you do not have to hold your breath, as the game’s license has been renewed by Turbine through 2017.
The confirmation came by way of the game’s Community Manager, Rick Heaton, who wrote on the game’s forums, easing any concerns that the agreement would lapse, stating that the developers, “plan to support LotRO for many years to come. I really want to be as clear as possible on this subject to avoid any further confusion or misunderstanding. The license was renewed.”
Lord of the Rings Online has been in operation since April 2007.