purchase of Turbine by Warner Bros. took the community by surprise earlier this week, and left many wondering what was in store. While European fans aren't affected -- the purchase did not include Codemasters -- the possibility that Warner Bros. would make some big changes worried fans a bit. As usual, Turbine responded to concerns very quickly, posting a public announcement about what we can expect in the future.
What's going to change? Will our games take a new and possibly unpleasant direction? The short answer is "not much" and "no." The core of the statement posted yesterday by Marketroid read, "Many of you have asked what this means for your game experience. The simple answer is that we don't expect much to change for the foreseeable future. We remain committed to each of our games as we move forward. This change in corporate ownership is not expected to affect our current product portfolio. We're still the company that brings you AC, DDO, and LOTRO."
While there's no definitive way to say exactly what the future will bring, the Turbine crew seems very excited about this partnership going forward, so we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for what's to come!