As the Fourth Age begins, Turbine Entertainment retreats into the east where it will continue to be diminished. The studio that formerly brought us MMOs such as Asheron’s Call, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and Lord of the Rings Online is being enveloped even further into parent company Warner Bros.
So wave farewell to the familiar turbine jet logo because Turbine is no more; the studio is now being officially called WB Games Boston. Rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it? The switchover appeared to have happened yesterday according to the changing of the profile guard on Facebook.
Formerly an independent studio, Turbine Entertainment was acquired by Warner Bros. back in 2010. Following the failure of MOBA Infinite Crisis, the studio divested itself of all MMOs in late 2016. DDO and LOTRO went to the newly formed Standing Stone Games (itself made up of former Turbine devs), while Asheron’s Call and its sequel were shuttered.