Responding to players’ concern over DDO’s uncertain future, Executive Producer Robert “Severlin” Ciccolini posted on the forums that the team is actively working on the game. “We are planning out the future of DDO in years, and discussing the possibility of an expansion near the end of 2017. Cool things are coming,” he said.
Severlin elaborated on some projects that are closer to fruition: “We have some exciting plans for DDO both in the near term and the longer term. With some expanded art capabilities and resources returning from helping out with the launch of [Batman Arkham Underworld], we should have some cool things coming up. Assault on the Slave Lords is looking good, and we are also furiously working on the update to Cannith Crafting.”
This no doubt comes as some relief to players worried after the recent Turbine layoffs. Earlier this month, WB asserted that “The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online games will continue to operate as they do now.” The companies did not respond to follow-up emails requesting elaboration on that statement.