Amazon Developing Free-to-Play Lord of the Rings MMO

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Amazon Game Studios has partnered with Leyou Technologies Holdings and Middle-earth Enterprises for a free-to-play massively multiplayer online title based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal trilogy of fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings. It’ll be available on both PC and consoles, but no release date has been set.

While gameplay details are non-existant, fans should expect an epic and immersive world to explore. Amazon is also working on a TV series based on The Lord of the Rings, but the MMO doesn’t seem to tie into it.

“We’re committed to bringing customers games of the highest quality, both with our own original IP as well as beloved cultural pillars like The Lord of the Rings,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Game Studios. “Tolkien’s Middle-earth is one of the richest fictional worlds in history, and it gives our team of experienced MMO developers — from the same studio developing New World — tremendous opportunity to play and create. We have a strong leadership team in place to helm this new project, and we’re actively growing our team to help build this incredible experience.”


Tsing Mui
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