More details appeared on the online game Lord of the Rings announced last year. Amazon Game Studios announced its partnership with Leyou Technologies and its Athlon Games label to create a free Lord of the Rings MMO.
The game is based on J.R.R. The literary trilogy Tolkien's Lord of the Rings – books, not movies – can therefore have familiar faces. However, no history details are available at this stage, although Amazon has confirmed that this project – which has no release date – is separated from the original. Lord of the Rings TV show from Amazon. This program takes place in the senior age, well before the events of the books.
"The game will offer fans around the world a new immersive gaming experience for an epic exploration of Tolkien's vast world," Amazon said in a press release.
The untitled MMO of The Lord of the Rings is created for console and PC, and Amazon will market and publish the game anywhere in the world, with the exception of China; Leyou will handle it there.
The game is developed by the same internal studio of Amazon who works on his 17th century MMO New World. Veterans who have worked on such great online games as Destiny, Planetside, WoW, Everquest, Defiance and Rift are part of The Lord of the Rings game.
It seems that the plans for the Lord of the Rings MMO may have changed, as it was originally announced that the game was taking place in Middle-earth "long before" before the Lord of the Rings events. It was believed that the game covered "land, people and creatures never seen before" in the Tolkien universe, but now it seems that things could have changed.
The Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO will apparently be in direct competition with the existing MMO of The Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings Online, which was born in 2007, and which is also based on books and not on movies. The game is still operational to this day, although his property has changed hands. However, this game never made the console jump, while Amazon is considering launching its console game. The game of Amazon has no release date, which suggests that it will not be available soon. This means that it could potentially come out on the Xbox Scarlett and the PlayStation 5, although this is only an assumption.
Middle-Earth Enterprises, which controls non-literary rights over Tolkien's work, is involved and excited about the new Amazon game.
"Who among us did not want to take part in an epic adventure," said Fredrica Drotos, director of the Middle-earth Enterprises brand and license management, in a statement. "More than 60 years after the publication of The Ring Community, we are delighted that Amazon Game Studios has partnered with Leyou to bring their respective expertise to create a highly anticipated game that will immerse us in the epic world well -loved Middle -earth, considered by Professor Tolkien. "
In addition to this new MMO, Daedelic Entertainment is creating a game The Lord of the Rings that focuses on Gollum.
Leyou Technologies is the owner of Digital Extremes (Warframe) and Splash Damage (Gears of War 4 multiplayer), while he had already invested millions of dollars in the co-developer Certain Affinity of Halo and Call of Duty.
Video games are only part of Leyou's activities. The company also operates a slaughter and processing plant in China capable of processing 18 million chickens each year.