Tech

‘Lord Of The Rings: Gollum’ Could Launch On The PlayStation 5 And Xbox Two

“We tell Gollum's story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium."
IMAGE LORD OF THE RINGS
Comments

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”


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

“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.ukMinor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Nick Pope
View Other Articles From Nick
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
It's hard to imagine a film scarier than Hereditary. But in his new film, director Ari Aster seems to have created something more horrifying.
 
Share
 
Share
Now home to photoshoots and stag do's, the Exclusion Zone is looking a lot less abandoned these days.
 
Share
 
Share
When you want to drink your dessert, mix yourself up a vodka, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream cocktail.
 
Share
Ava DuVernay's limited series about the Central Park Five has become one of the most important shows of the year.
 
Share
Habijan learns about what Pride truly means through her father, a devout Catholic.
 
Share
Square Enix finally assembled the Marvel superheroes for a video game. But at what cost?
Load More Articles
Connect With Us