Back in 2019 Amazon announced it was making a Lord of the Rings MMO game, and then in 2021, the company canceled it. Now, however, the game is once again afoot. Amazon revealed an agreement with Middle-earth Enterprises to develop and publish a new The Lord of the Rings MMO. The game will be based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary works. This means the game will pull its stories from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. That’s kind of the opposite of what Amazon has rights to for its TV series, The Rings of Power. Embracer Group will collaborate with Amazon Games on the project.
Amazon Games Orange County studio director Rich Lawrence said in a release:
It’s going to be a game that represents the values and enjoyment that people get out of these book. This will be a game that’s bespoke to the property, that’s appropriate for The Lord of the Rings.
Developers aren’t starting completely from scratch. The Amazon team will leverage the MMORPG framework they built for New World for the Lord of the Rings MMO. That said, the game and all the details are very much about The Lord of the Rings. Rich emphasized the people working on the team are fans of Middle-earth, as much as anyone who will play.
The only other thing we know about the Lord of the Rings MMO is that the teams are developing it for PC and consoles. More to come as we find out about it.
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