Amazon Game Studios Is Working On A Free-to-play MMO Based On The Lord of The Rings
The multinational tech and e-commerce giant Amazon bought the rights to a multi-season Lord of the Rings TV adaptation back in November of 2017 and now it is taking the epic high fantasy novel series further than ever in the gaming market. Amazon Game Studios has announced that they are creating a new free-to-play MMO game based on the Lord of The Rings. This is not to be confused with the 2007 MMO The Lord of The Rings Online which is currently developed and published by Turbine. According to press information, the game will give “a new immersive experience for epic exploration of the vast world of Tolkien”.
Amazon has teamed up with Hong Kong based video game developing company Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited, and Middle-earth Enterprises to develop this new MMO for PC and console based on J.R.R Tolkien’s epic trilogy. A new team is being created within Amazon Game Studios to work on the game including those who worked on Amazon’s survival MMO New World, developers from Destiny, World of Warcraft, Rift, Defiance, and other MMOs.
“This collaboration combines Amazon’s game technology and the talented MMO developers at Amazon Game Studios with Leyou’s expertise in designing free-to-play games and operating live-service games.”
There is currently no release date for this game. We don’t even know what it will be called yet. Amazon will publish the game globally except in China. Leyou will handle the Chinese release. More information about the game will be shared by the develops over the next few months.