Rumor: Monolith To Make Games Based On The Hobbit
If a game didn't show up at some point, we'd be surprised.
Some of you may be aware of Peter Jackson's current project; it's "The Hobbit," a new film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendary fantasy title, which was the prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
And the latest rumor seems awfully feasible. According to a recent Tweet by Superannuation, it seems F.E.A.R. developer Monolith is on board to work on a video game based on the aforementioned movie, which hits theaters this December.
"As to what Monolith/Warner Bros. Games Seattle is up to now - pretty sure it is a little fantasy action RPG-lite called The Hobbit: Part One."
It's interesting to note that Warner Bros. laid off 60 employees working in their Seattle studios; this included Snowblind, which produced the ill-fated The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. Superannuation also said "Snowblind basically no longer exists," so that's that. It's the same team that produced Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance, which was fantastic...not sure what happened there.
But anyway, expect to see the announcement of a game based on "The Hobbit" later this year, and don't be surprised if Monolith is at the helm.
4/2/2012 8:29:44 PM Ben Dutka