— Rick Heaton (@rickheaton) July 7, 2016
There’s a bit more on Facebook:
We’ve reached out to Turbine for more. Everyone affected has our deepest sympathies.
“Turbine is transitioning into a free-to-play, mobile development studio, and as a result we are eliminating some positions. The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons online games will continue to operate as they do now. Re-focusing and reducing the studio size was a difficult decision for the company, and we are grateful to all of the Turbine staff for their considerable contributions.”