The Lord of the Rings by Amazon Games. Yes you heard that right, Amazon Games are making a The Lord of the Rings game and its set to be an open world MMO adventure based in Middle-earth featured in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies. Amazon Games Orange County studio are behind this behemoth project, but they are familiar to large projects such as the recent action RPG Lost Ark and MMO New World. Both of these games have topped twitch categories and steam game charts with consistent feedback to the communities regarding upcoming updates, new additions and changes.
The Lord of the Rings by Amazon Games
Explore Middle-earth as you know it
Amazon Games and Embracer Group, through its wholly owned subsidiary Middle-earth Enterprises, part of the operative group Freemode, today announced they have reached 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.
“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.
“The world of Middle-earth continues to prove an endlessly fertile ground for creators, and Amazon Games has a passion for building immersive, compelling worlds and publishing games for a global audience”, said Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode.
“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.”
The Lord of the Rings by Amazon Games initial announcement with the rights and agreements towards the Middle-earth IP has gripped and piqued the interest of all the Lord of the Rings fans across the world to see which direction they take this iconic franchise.
Well known Locations, Characters and Stories
The Lord of the Rings by Amazon Games announcement has confirmed that the well known locations, familiar characters and stories will all be in this yet to be named title, with thousands of fans of the franchise across the world many will eagerly wait for the upcoming announcements to hear more detail regarding the lore and hopeful to get a sneak peak of some in-game footage.
“The Number one thing about a property like this is that you have to be respectful and authentic. When somebody is a fan of The Lord of the Rings and sits down and plays this game for the first time, they have to say, ‘This was crafted by a bunch of people who lived in this world just like I do in my head” said Richard Lawrence
Separately, Amazon Studios produces the hit 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.
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