Game of Thrones: Conquest is what Turbine does now

Just in case you were unclear.

So… Turbine. You remember Turbine, right? Used to run some games before the company spun off the MMOs to Standing Stone Games and shuttered the Asheron’s Call titles? What’s going on with that company? Is everything doing all right? Let’s have a peek.

Oh, you’re apparently making mobile spinoff-games based on television shows, that’s what’s happening now. Yes, Turbine has announced Game of Thrones: Conquest, and you are entirely permitted to pour out a drink for the changes in the company. It turns out that letting all of the studio’s MMO people go and focusing wholly on mobile has not produced games of greater interest to the studio’s previous fanbase (i.e. MMO players).

Of course, if you’re a big fan of Game of Thrones, you might be more interested in the idea that you can found your own house, distribute resources, fight people, and so forth. This is all probably why you came to the party. Whether or not you also came for the game’s request to pre-register for various items (which the site proclaims will be a $50 value, thus all but ensuring that it’ll have the expected predatory mobile microtransactions) is another matter. But for anyone who remembers what Turbine used to make, it’s a sad part of the story. And if you fall into both camps… well, we don’t know what to tell you except that this exists.

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