Unfortunate news surfaced today that Warner Brothers (Turbine) has laid off more employees, including those from LOTRO. It appears that Frelorn has fallen victim to the most recent cuts (“Time for a new adventure!” Tweet seems to confirm this).
No official news has been released by Warner Brothers but former CM, Sapience (Rick Heaton), expressed his condolences today via Twitter and Frelorn’s Thursday Stream was cancelled via an announcement from an @LOTRO handle.
Our condolences to those that have lost their jobs.
Not good news for LOTRO fans …
UPDATE: Official statement from WB: “Turbine is transitioning into a free-to-play, mobile development studio, and as a result we are eliminating some positions. The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons online games will continue to operate as they do now. Re-focusing and reducing the studio size was a difficult decision for the company, and we are grateful to all of the Turbine staff for their considerable contributions.”