Private Division signs Lord of the Rings publishing agreement with Weta Workshop

Date Type Companies involved Size
August 16th, 2022 partnership Private Division Not disclosed
Private Division signs Lord of the Rings publishing agreement with Weta Workshop

Take-Two's Private Division has signed a publishing agreement with Weta Workshop.

In a release to investors, the label said that it was working with the New Zealand-based company on a new game set within the universe of JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth. Weta Workshop is the interactive entertainment division set up by Weta back in 2014. Weta, of course, is best known for its work doing visual effects on The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

“We are thrilled to partner with Weta Workshop to publish a game set in such an extraordinary and celebrated universe,” Private Division chief strategy officer Michael Worosz said.

“The Lord of the Rings IP is home to so many remarkable stories, and no entity is better equipped than the team at Wētā Workshop to create a distinctive, new Middle-earth gaming experience.”

Weta Workshop head of interactive Amie Wolken added: “It’s a privilege to create a new game set in Middle-earth, especially one that’s so different from what fans have played previously. As fans ourselves, we’re excited for gamers to explore Middle-earth in a way they never have before, and introduce new fans to the magic of The Lord of the Rings.”

Weta Workshop is not to be confused with Weta Digital, which was sold to Unity in a deal worth $1.625 billion in November 2021

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