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It’s that time of the generation where we start hearing about next-gen titles, and The Lord of the Rings: Gollum certainly sounds like it’ll launch on the PlayStation 5. A new partnership between publisher Daedalic Entertainment and Middle-earth Enterprises, the narrative-driven action adventure will be the first of a long-running partnership, and will launch on 2021 on “all relevant console platforms at that time”. Make of that what you will.

“We tell Gollum's story from a perspective never seen before, in any storytelling medium, all the while staying true to the legendary books of J.R.R. Tolkien,” explained Daedalic CEO Carsten Fichtelmann. “At a time when the games industry is undergoing structural changes and seeing new business models evolve, we are excited to realize a huge new production based on a story that has stayed fresh and relevant for more than 60 years.”

There’s very little additional information at this point in time, presumably because the project is such a long way off. There’s potential for something great here, though, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on this one for sure.