Tales of the Shire, a cozy new Lord of the Rings game from Wētā Workshop and Private Division, is coming out in 2024. Players will be able to live their best cozy Hobbit life in this heartwarming game set in Middle-earth. For, Tales of the Shire Private, Division revealed little about the upcoming game in its announcement yesterday, other than a teaser trailer that captures the vibes of living in the Shire.
The game is being described as a “cozy” game, but with little information released so far, it’s hard to say exactly what genre it will fall into. Cozy Life simulation games focus on managing resources and creating a relaxing and wholesome experience. It will be interesting to see how this genre is adapted to the Middle-earth setting.
Popular cozy games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Stardew Valley have shown that there is a huge audience for games that offer a relaxing and wholesome experience.
These games typically allow players to escape from the stresses of everyday life and immerse themselves in a world where they can focus on positive activities such as farming, fishing, crafting, and decorating. They also often feature strong communities of players who support each other and create a sense of belonging. The upcoming Lord of the Rings game, Tales of the Shire, is being described as a “cozy” game, and it will be interesting to see how it incorporates the elements of this genre into the Middle-earth setting. Whether players are exploring the Shire, helping out at the Prancing Pony, or crafting their own hobbit hole, Tales of the Shire has the potential to offer a unique and enjoyable experience to fans of cozy games.