Gamasutra reports that EA announced the final name of its “Gray Company” project. It’s going to be called…
The Lord of the Rings: The White Council, an open world role-playing game to be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game will feature an original storyline derived from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings novels under an agreement with EA, and is scheduled to ship in late 2007.
Apparently you can play a nobody who teams up with the White Council… doesn’t sound terribly engaging to me but who knows.
Go forth and fetch me <random 5 to 25> <random level 1 monster part>! I will give you this <random rusty weapon> and 100xp! I desperatly need these <random part name> for my spell research, it is the key to defeating Sauron himself! Hurry now, the fate of the realm is in your hands!
And what games have you created? I’d love to snipe at you from the comfort of behind my larger or smaller desk as well. Please list every game you have ever been lead designer/lead artist/lead programmer/designer/artist/programmer/PA/intern/tester on before you start slamming any development team please.
Well, at first I thought that I should post about how bad LOTR:Third Age was, and that this was being made by the same team that created that turd.
Then I thought about how I posted that System Shock 3 was rumored to being made by the Godfather team who was also at Redwood Shores. And then I remembered how harshly I was attacked for calling out the Godfather team as being incompetent by Ben.
So I thought I’d just cut out the middle man and get right to the point about how EA Redwood Shores is awesome and should never be judged by their past failures.