When you take a very popular franchise such as Lord of the Rings and come up with a game centered on an online gaming community, it doesn’t mean there will be guaranteed success. We say this because LOTR Online has not been the success that fans had hoped, and as such those behind Elder Scrolls Online need to be cautious and cannot became over confidant.
We thought we would bring this subject matter up now because things are not looking very good for Lord of the Rings Online, as the team behind the game has said they are not working on adding more content, although older parts of the game could get an overhaul later this year.
According to Turbine community manager there are several technical reasons why new Lord of the Rings content is not going to be added, but one of the main ones has to be the number of people playing the game.
We know that demand from the community is strong and that they would love to see new LOTR Online features and updates, but seeing as though the user base is far less than expected it is having a serious effect on the games future.
It is for this very reason why fans of the Elder Scrolls should not be too complacent and if they want the Online version to succeed, then they have to be prepared to sign up to the monthly subscription.
Do you believe that the Elder Scrolls Online, which will be released in April will be able to achieve a larger user base than Lord of the Rings Online, and if so why would that be?
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