Confirmed: Turbine Hit With Another Round Of Layoffs

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UPDATE – DDO Players received the following statement from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment:

“Turbine is transitioning into a free-to-play, mobile development studio, and as a result we are eliminating some positions. The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons online games will continue to operate as they do now. Re-focusing and reducing the studio size was a difficult decision for the company, and we are grateful to all of the Turbine staff for their considerable contributions.”

No mention of who, how many and from which teams were let go.


— Original Story —

It looks like the Turbine team was hit with another round of layoffs today.

Former LOTRO Community Manager Rick “Sapience” Heaton tweeted:


He also posted on his Facebook:



I’ve reached out to both Turbine and Warner Brothers  for an official statement, I’ll update this posting if I get anything “Official” from them

Thoughts go out to all those that are affected, if this is indeed true.



  1. Dungeons and Dragons Online will probably keep running for years, but development will be sparser.

    • markolsen /

      The game is already a shadow of his original form, with even less people, the development is going to be just for maintenance of the servers. 🙁

      • The quarterly updates should continue for the time being, but they will be smaller in scope. We are not at maintenance mode yet.

      • DDO is a pretty good game, even if developmenet does slow to a drip, It has a lot of content for those who aren’t completionists.already.


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