Amazon Games plans to develop new The Lord of the Rings MMO
Developers behind New World will tackle the licensed game
Amazon Games and Embracer Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary Middle-earth Enterprises, have announced an agreement for Amazon Games to develop and publish a new massively multiplayer online (MMO) game based on The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The upcoming game will be an open-world MMO adventure in a persistent world set in Middle-earth, featuring the stories of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings literary trilogy. The game is in early stages of production, with Amazon Games Orange County — makers of the MMO game New World — leading development. Amazon Games will publish the game globally for PC and consoles. Additional details, including launch timing, will be shared at a later date.
Amazon already has publishing agreements with NCSOFT for Throne and Liberty, Bandai Namco Online for Blue Protocol, Crystal Dynamics for the next major Tomb Raider game, and Glowmade and Disruptive Games for unannounced titles.
Separately, Amazon Studios produces the TV series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power for Prime Video, which takes place during Tolkien’s Second Age of Middle-earth and is unrelated to this upcoming MMO game in development with Amazon Games.
The previous MMO game in this universe was The Lord of the Rings Online back in 2007.
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