It's the final weekend of Asheron's Call. Three days from now, the servers will be shut down, and 18 years of video game history will be lost forever.
Eurogamer has learnt that The Lord of the Rings Online will continue to be distributed and run by Codemasters in Europe, despite Warner's recent purchase of developer Turbine.
Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine spent yesterday celebrating the 10th anniversary of its first MMO, Asheron's Call.
Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine has made a number of staff redundant at both its Massachusetts and California studios.
Turbine has released the one hundredth content update for its long-running fantasy MMO, Asheron's Call.
This remarkable feat comes nearly nine years after the game's release in late 1999. Asheron's Call was originally published by Microsoft, but now Turbine publishes it itself, as it does with its current hit Lord of the Rings Online.
The update introduces Societies, a new faction system offering fresh quests and rewards; two new player-controllable towns to fight over in player-versus-player combat; new tiers of loot and spells, and some new areas to adventure in.
Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine has obtained USD 40 million in a third round of venture capital funding, according to an online report by Private Equity Hub - and also according to GamesIndustry.biz.