LOTR: Riders Of Rohan Delayed To October 15

If you were stoked by what you’ve seen of Lord of The Rings: Riders of Rohan – and you should check out the mounted combat trailer – you’ll have to wait a bit longer to play. In a press release sent earlier today, Turbine announced that thanks to player feedback during the beta testing period, the decision has been made to delay the expansion until October 15. Rather than belabor the point, here is that announcement in full:

We’ve had a very successful Beta program with some of the largest and most active beta player populations we’ve seen since Moria. The amount and quality of feedback on our largest expansion ever has been fantastic,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online™.

“Thanks to some great efforts from beta players, we’ve identified issues that we think need to be addressed before we can launch. In order to address those issues and meet our expectations for quality we’re going to need more time. As a result, we’ve elected to delay our launch to October 15th.”

“We understand that many players have been looking forward to joining us in Rohan as soon as possible and will be disappointed by this news. As a token of our appreciation for your patience we are granting a gift to all pre-purchasers of Riders of Rohan.”

“We thank you for your feedback and patience and hope to see you all in Rohan later this year.

What a novel concept! Delaying a game to fix problems so it isn’t launched half-assed.

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1 Comment on LOTR: Riders Of Rohan Delayed To October 15


On August 23, 2012 at 7:22 am

ya…a couple years back i would say good on them.
but with turbines track record of release unfinished bug-ridden updates i would say they have other reasons to delay the release.

1 – the original release date outs them right there with GW2 and Pandaria whihc would liekly cause RoR to be missed in the shuffle, delaying helps that.

2 – their preorder sale are not where they want them to be and delaying they think will help raise those pre-sale numbers.