Christopher Tolkien, son of J.R.R., has resigned as director of the Tolkien Estate. Under his tenure, the Tolkien Estate has tightly controlled licensing and adaptations of Tolkien's work. This is why, for example, the Shadow of Mordor/Shadow of War games couldn't call themselves "Lord of the Rings" games.
Now that he's out, the Tolkien Estate is expected to be more liberal with their approach to adaptations of Tolkien's works. The result is already immediate; Amazon is making a LOTR TV show, and there is expected to be a mad scramble for adaptation rights for all sorts of media, including almost certainly video games. We could be about to see a whole new wave of LOTR content in the coming years.
What do you guys think about this? Got any wishlist in mind? For me, I would love to see Sega pick up a deal to make a Total War: Middle Earth game. I think once CA are done with Warhammer and if they still want to get their hands into more fictional Total War games, which I strongly suspect they do, Lord of the Rings would be perfect next move.