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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum could debut on the next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles

Daedalic's The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is being developed with Middle-earth Enterprises. (Source: Daedalic Entertainment)
Daedalic's The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is being developed with Middle-earth Enterprises. (Source: Daedalic Entertainment)
Daedalic Entertainment has just announced its development of the game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. However, a seemingly innocuous comment by the CEO of the company to The Hollywood Reporter has sparked some speculation that this action-adventure game could end up being one of the first titles to appear on the next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

If you have been wondering what games could make their debut on the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Two/Lockhart/Anaconda, it’s possible one has just been announced. German video game developer and publisher Daedalic Entertainment has revealed that it’s planning to release the game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum in 2021 on PC and “all relevant console platforms at that time”.

Of course, the above comment seems innocent enough; but it does beg the question why Daedalic’s CEO, Carsten Fichtelmann, didn’t just say “PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One”. There are plenty of rumors flying around about both the future consoles from Sony and Microsoft, and if you want to run before you can walk, you could say that the sequels to the PS4 and Xbox One should be available by 2021, just in time for some Gollum fun. We already reported on the possibility of Nintendo working on new Switch consoles, too; so maybe LOTR Gollum will head for the next-gen Switch as well.

As for the game, it apparently takes place after Gollum has already found the One Ring but before his appearance in The Lord of the Rings novels/films. Naturally, there will be some Gollum/Sméagol conflict as the twisted Stoor Hobbit explores Middle-earth in this game that will be driven by a hopefully rich narrative inspired by the famous Tolkien stories.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-03-27 (Update: 2019-03-27)