Re-license The Lord of the Rings & Harry Potter games made by EA and Vivendi
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As we all know, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War have been very successful. However, a great deal of fans miss the old LOTR and Harry Potter games that coincided with the release of the movies.
In the previous decade, Electronic Arts made deals with Time Warner to make and publish video games based on both the Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings franchises. However, the LOTR and Harry Potter games that were made under EA cannot be published due to the licenses having expired years ago. Therefore, if Warner Bros could work out a possible licensing renewal deal with EA so the latter can publish their old Harry Potter and LOTR games, it would mean a great deal to both Wizarding World and Middle-Earth fans alike.
The Battle for Middle Earth real-time strategy games are still very popular, and putting it back on the market to websites such as Steam and/or GOG would be a no-brainer. In addition, The Two Towers and The Return of the King games are some of the best film-to-game adaptions ever made, they are fun hack-and-slash games that lets you live the films.
Sorcerer's Stone is another classic that I grew up with, it was one of the greatest Harry Potter experiences I remember. Also, Quidditch World Cup did for Harry Potter what Episode I: Racer did for Star Wars by letting you play fictional sports.
A secondary goal would be for Middle-earth Enterprises to make a deal with Activision Blizzard to publish the Middle-Earth games that were made under Vivendi from 2002-2004 such as War of the Ring.
In the recent years, backward compatibility has had an increase in overall importance with consoles such as the Xbox One and PS4 and Nintendo's Virtual Console service, allowing gamers to buy and download classic games from older consoles. If everyone reading this could give their vote, we might see some possibilities for a publishing license/deal. If The Lord of the Rings Online could get a license renewal, so can the other games.
Games made by EA:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001 & 2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (2003)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (2004)
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth (2004)
The Lord of the Rings: Tactics (2005)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II (2006)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Games made by Vivendi:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)
The Hobbit (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring (2003)
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