In a move that has been confirmed but not rationalised, the Lego Lord of the Rings and Lego The Hobbit games have been removed from the PlayStation Store. And by the sound of it, the move is permanent.
The Middle Earth parodies have been missing for a few days already, with some claiming their departure coincided with the dawning of 2019. If that is the case, we could possibly assume, rightly, that the move is due to the finite nature of licencing agreements that have now reached their end.
However, all of this is just speculation as little has been said publicly. And publisher Warner Bros. weren’t much help, either, releasing the following statement:
“Lego The Lord of the Rings and Lego The Hobbit will no longer be available for sale in digital stores.
“The games will remain in players’ libraries if they already own them.”
So, there we have it. The two games have gone, and it doesn’t sound like they’re coming back anytime soon. At least you should be able to still pick them up physically – either second hand, or until stocks run out (if it is, indeed, a licence thing).
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