Warner Buys LOTRO Dev Team

Via CVG. Warner Bros. has snapped up development team Turbine – the guys behind Lord of the Rings Online.

“All games rights for the Lord of the Rings franchise will be unified under the Warner Bros. shield,” says the Warner announcement, via Kotaku.

In the past few years, Warner has seen rapid expansion of its games department with the acquisition of studios such as TT Games, who did the LEGO games, Snowblind Studios (who’s currently working on LotR: War for 2011), parts of Midway and Rocksteady Studios (developer of award winning Batman: Arkham Asylum).