Lego: The Lord of the Rings and Lego: The Hobbit have been faraway from various digital storefronts on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. You can now not purchase the video games digitally, and their elimination might be tied to the expiration of a licensing deal.
Lego: The Lord of the Rings (2012) and Lego: The Hobbit (2014) seemingly require quite a few licenses, from the movies, Lego toys, and different rights-holders, so it isn’t a complete shock to see them go away digital shops. Other Lord of the Rings video games, like Middle-earth: Shadow of War, stay available for purchase, nevertheless.
Reddit consumer SuperMoonky, who first reported the elimination of the video games, reckons the Lego video games may need been eliminated as a result of they characteristic dialogue and music that got here straight from the films, whereas Shadow of War doesn’t do that.
In different Lord of the Rings information, a new, online-focused Lord of the Rings game is within the works, however mainly nothing is thought about it at this stage.
Outside of video games, Amazon is producing a very expensive Lord of the Rings TV present that’s set lengthy earlier than the occasions of the films. Additionally, a film about creator J.R.R. Tolkien and his spouse Edith Bratt is within the works with Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins.