Rings of Power move aside! A Q&A with Executive Producer Severlin teased shiny things for the future of LOTRO.
LOTRO Remaster and "Big Announcement" Teased
As a fifteen-year-old MMO, Lord of the Rings Online has certainly managed to stand the test of time. The title still pulls in thousands of players to this day, no doubt propped up by the deluge of Lord of the Rings content that continues to flood our cinemas and TV screens.
But despite LOTRO ageing gracefully over the years, there's no stopping those wrinkles. This is why Standing Stone Games has brought out the botox, revealing via live stream details about an upcoming remaster.
A LOTRO remaster has been on the cards for a while now. In fact, it seems to be looking to capitalise on the LOTR Amazon series, The Rings of Power, as Tolkien hype is reinvigorated once more on September 2nd. But what will a LOTRO remaster look like?
The first and most obvious change will be a glow-up. Think better graphics, improved UI, and modernised systems that will be more in line with the newer MMOs on the market. Though Executive Producer "Severlin" stopped short of promising ray tracing, he did promise an update on the art.
Other additions will include some TLC for the endgame, with a new six-player dungeon for endgame players to look forward to while a new system will allow players to increase mission difficulty. There will also be even more character customization options while an alternative levelling path with its own story will allow players to play an alt from levels 1-30.
But Severlin left the community on tenterhooks with a promise for something big to be announced at DevCom. The Jury's still out on when LOTRO will make it to consoles (which has been rumoured for a while) - so it might not be outside the realm of possibility that the big announcement will look something like a PS5/Xbox Series X|S release.