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Amazon again at developing “Lord of the Rings” MMO game

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Amazon is putting in efforts again to develop a MMO game after failing for the first time in the year 2021, when a two year project , started back in the year 2019 was cancelled as the company couldn’t just get on with Tencent. This will be the company’s second attempt at a Lord of the Rings MMO. This mass multiplayer game will be set in “a persistent world set in Middle-earth.” The company announced that it is partnering with the Embracer Group — the media company which holds the IP rights for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The upcoming game will be an open-world MMO adventure. The game will be published globally for PC and consoles.

Animated character: Gandalf / Pixabay

“We’re committed to bringing players high-quality games, whether through original IPs or long-beloved ones like The Lord of the Rings,”

said Christoph Hartmann, vice president, Amazon Games. 

“Bringing players a fresh take on The Lord of the Rings has long been an aspiration for our team, and we’re honored and grateful that Middle-earth Enterprises is entrusting us with this iconic world. We’re also pleased to be expanding our relationship with Embracer Group following our Tomb Raider deal last year, as they’ve proven to be excellent collaborators.”

Although Amazon Studios produces “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” for Prime Video, Amazon says the show is unrelated to this upcoming MMO game in development with Amazon Games. Amazon Games’ lineup includes the internally developed MMO New World and action role-playing game Lost Ark. The company is also developing a new multiplatform “Tomb Raider” title. Despite multiple published projects, Amazon Games has failed to achieve a significant hit. The corporation is currently attempting to create a hit with a large fantasy franchise title that will most certainly grab notice.

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