Turbine Bought By Warner Brothers

Press Release

No word on how much the studio went for. (Edit: the Boston Globe quotes an unnamed source at pricing the deal at $160m.)

Presumably no impact to AC, DDO or LOTRO  for now, other then their continued operation. Turbine has been rumored to have had cash flow issues for a while now, something which DDO's recent flirtation with sleazy lead generation did little to assuage.

The number of independently owned MMO development studios is now one less.