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Lord of the Rings Online dev looking at console MMOs?

Turbine Studios, the team behind Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar,is advertising for a new senior console engineer for either theXbox 360 or PS3.

No specific games are mentioned in the vacancyfeatured on the company's own website, but it does call for the applicant to be involved with updating Turbine's own MMO engine and tools to consoles.

The enginecurrently supports both Dungeons and Dragons: Stormreach and Lord of the Rings Online.

Turbine has also recently received a cash injection of $40 million to develop new properties and foster development. Is the timing of these two occurencespurely a coincidence?

We certainly imagine $40m could go some way toward solving the problems LotRO executive producer told us about when he discussedbringing the game to consoles last month.

Courtesy of CVG.

Jun 10, 2008