In a recent press release, Embracer Group and Amazon Games announced that they are working on a new "The Lord of the Rings" open-world MMO adventure game! We have all the details.
Amazon Games and Embracer Group, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Middle-earth Enterprises, recently announced that they have reached an agreement whereby Amazon Games will develop and publish a new MMORPG based on The Lord of the Rings! You're hyped? Then here come the details.
Amazon and Embracer team up for a new Lord of the Rings MMO
According to the press release, the LotR MMO will be an open-world adventure set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and is centered around the popular stories from The Hobbit and the literary trilogy The Lord of the Rings.
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Amazon Games will release the game worldwide for PC and consoles. However, further details, including the release date, are not yet known. So don't expect the new MMO to hit the market anytime soon.
Christoph Hartmann, vice president of Amazon Games, says of the deal:
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.
The previous version of Amazon Games' LotR MMO, which was announced in 2018, was cancelled in 2021 after Chinese tech and entertainment company Tencent acquired development partner Athlon Games. As a result, Hartmann said in a September 2022 interview that Middle-earth Enterprises had exercised a clause in the contract that would terminate the rights agreement if one of the partners was acquired, ending everything.
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Now that Amazon Games is at it again, we're excited to see how the studio will implement a Lord of the Rings MMO. Fans of the fandom definitely have something to look forward to in the future!
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