Actually, The Hobbit is very much included in the licensing rights.
Originally Posted by Abiyah
From an announcement about a license extension back in 2008 (linked above):
On an unrelated note, it's embarrassing that Turbine's publicity department doesn't know the difference between its and it's.
Turbine, Inc. [...] has reached an agreement with Tolkien Enterprises to extend it's license to develop Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MMORPG) based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien to 2014 with additional options to extend the rights until 2017.
Last edited by Robeauch; Nov 11 2012 at 04:59 PM.
Theofrid, Wyndriel, Wendros, Glydia, Halfrid, Fridward, Friddis, Fridli, Gondaglir