Bad news for fans of Middle Earth and/or card games: Fantasy Flight Interactive is shutting down for good at the end of the month.
As GamesIndustry.biz reports, the announcement of the studio's closure was made this week. Originally established by Asmodee in 2017, the purpose of this venture was to establish digital versions of the company's tabletop gaming properties.
Their first (and to date, only) venture was The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game, a digital adaptation of Asmodee's physical version. A console version was expected to be released in early 2020 and the plans for that haven't yet changed, with the studio further promising that they'll be continuing support for the game's servers beyond the closure of Fantasy Flight Interactive.
Fantasy Flight Interactive Studio Head Shares Mournful Message
Fantasy Flight Interactive Studio Head Tim Gerritsen shared the news about the studio's closure on his LinkedIn page:
It's with great sadness that I have to report that the decision has been made to close Fantasy Flight Interactive next month. I'm proud of the team and the game we've dedicated ourselves to for the past few years. It's a been an amazing journey with even more amazing people. I'm going to do my best to get my team placed in new positions. I have programmers, designers, artists, QA staff and a producer to get placed in new roles and will do my best to do so quickly. Additionally, I'm now open to new opportunities myself since I will also be out of a job.
If you'd like to pick up The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game, you can still grab it on Steam or the Humble Store for $19.99 or your regional equivalent.
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