Developer Turbine will assume full control of MMO title The Lord of the Rings Online in Europe from June 1st, merging the US and European servers in the process.
Until now Codemasters has handled the game in Europe.
Current players will need to migrate their Codemasters accounts to the new global service. No information or in-game items will be lost in the process and Codemasters Lifetime accounts will automatically become Turbine Lifetime accounts.
However, Game Time Cards published by Codemasters will not be compatible once the switch has been made.
LOTRO received a significant boost last year after abandoning subscriptions and adopting a free-to-play model. In January Turbine said that revenues had tripled since the switch.
In April of last year Turbine was acquired by Warner Bros.