Amazon Game Studios has announced that they are working on a new title called ‘The Lords of the Rings’ with the support of Chinese company Leyou Technologies. This will be a massively multiplayer online (MMO) online game which will be based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. This game will be released as a free-to-play game for PCs and Consoles.
Amazon Game Studios, launched in 2012, makes games including New World, The Grand Tour Game and Crucible. It has studios in San Diego and Orange County, California, and at Amazon’s HQ in Seattle.
The new game will be set in Middle-earth during the original Lord of the Rings trilogy and is separate to the Amazon Prime Lord of the Rings series. This game has been in its development phase since last year and has been finally announced by the company.
Alex Xu, CEO of Leyou, said he wanted to work with Amazon for its “customer obsession, technology, and talented teams.”
There is a “strong leadership team” in place to push forward the new game, Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Game Studios, said, with the studio also growing its team to build the game.
The announcement comes a month after Amazon Game Studios laid-off employees to prioritize development of New World, Crucible and new unannounced projects we’re excited to reveal in the future.
At the moment there is no release date slated for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO, which could suggest that it’s not coming anytime soon.
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