Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

Amazon is behind the free to play Lord of the Rings MMO

Amazon Game Studios is working on a free-to-play Lord of the Rings MMO game The One Ring. Image Fandom NancyDrew4ever
Sandy Mccarthy | 10 July, 2019, 22:15

Amazon Game Studios will market and publish the title globally, with the exception of China, which will be managed by Leyou.

No release date or title has been announced, but I'd imagine this will see life within the next year or so.

Amazon is going all-in on "Lord of The Rings", with the tech giant sharing on Wednesday that it is developing a new multiplayer online video game based on the popular franchise from J.R.R. Tolkien. "We have a strong leadership team in place to helm this new project, and we're actively growing our team to help build this incredible experience". Leyou have a considerable amount of MMO experience with Warframe developer Digital Extremes also being owned by the company.

Amazon's central game studios, which include the developers working on the company's original MMO, New World, will assist Athlon to create the Lord of the Rings game. Amazon Game Studios is also home to New World, an in-development sandbox MMO game set in an alternate 17th century world. According to Amazon, the show and the game are being developed separately and are unrelated projects.

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Now that Game of Thrones has come and gone, ending with a thud rather than a bang, fans are hoping to get their fantasy fix with Amazon's upcoming Lord of the Rings series. We're still in the dark about a lot of details but one big piece of news is the fact that Amazon Game Studios was the undisclosed partner Athlon had alluded to previously.

Last September Athlon Games announced it was working on a free The Lord of the Rings MMO.

There is of course already a Lord of the Rings MMO, Lord of the Rings Online (seen in the screenshot above), which is positively antediluvian by MMO standards, launching 12 years ago. The Lord of the Rings Onlinehas been around since 2007, offering players a new adventure to play alongside the events of the trilogy during the War of the Ring, with the most recent update released in October 2018.

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