‘Lord Of The Rings: Gollum’ Could Launch On The PlayStation 5 And Xbox Two
We can lose our minds over fanciful Sony patents all we want, but the truth is we know bupkis about the PlayStation 5 and its capabilities.
Still, at least it looks like we’ve got our first confirmed title for the console. Daedalic Entertainment and Middle-earth Enterprises have just announced that ‘The Lord of the Rings: Gollum’, a narrative-driven adventure game, will be released in 2021 on “all relevant console platforms at that time”.
Speaking in an interview with PCGamer, Daedalic CEO Carsten Fichtelmann explained: “We tell Gollum's story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium, all the while staying true to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien”
“At a time when the games industry is undergoing structural changes and seeing new business models evolve, we are excited to realize a huge new production based on a story that has stayed fresh and relevant for more than 60 years.”
Considering Daedelic only own the rights to the books, rather than the famous film adaptations, we’ll be seeing a new take on the duplicitous character.
We don’t know anything else about the game as of yet. Most Lord of the Rings games are hack-and-slash affairs, but we can’t imagine Gollum will be thrust into battle. Speaking more about the game, Fichtelmann said: "You'll come to decisions you have to make, and you'll have the two voices talking to you. He may change his mind, and this is a clue about how it will play."
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.