Turbine executive producer Athena Peters has posted a new producer’s letter on the Lord of the Rings Online forums. In it, she outlines the firm’s plans for the remainder of 2015, including “major content initiatives” and “major service upgrades” for the long-running Tolkien MMO.
There’s a new PvMP map in the works (yes, you read that right); it’s designed to feature Osgiliath and it should be released later this summer. There’s a new episodic quest coming, too, with weekly updates slated to follow hobbit Bingo Boffin “as he traverses Middle-earth.” Minas Tirith also gets a mention, but Peters remains coy on the specifics other than hinting at a “surprising take on the siege of Gondor.”
In terms of service upgrades, look for a new storefront, new servers and datacenters, and an improved server transfer service before the end of the year.