EA's White Council suspended

Development of EA's Lord of the Rings RPG "on hold," says the company

EA has revealed that development of The Lord of the Rings: The White Council has been suspended, not completely cannedas earlier rumor suggested.

According to report on GameSpot, Warren Jenson, EA CFO, said of the game that "The Lord of the Rings product is back in development in terms of being on hold," during a post-earnings call yesterday.

Jenson's answer was given in response to a question on whether The White Council had been canned.

He went on to add that the game won't release until after March 2008. The RPG has previously been confirmed for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

EA's UK arm was unavailable for comment on the future of The Lord of the Rings: The White Council at the time of writing.

February 5, 2007