Amazon Games said that it is developing a brand-new MMO video game based on The Lord of the Rings. The Lord of the Rings IP, which includes all of the author J.R.R. Tolkien’s many works, was recently reported as having been fully acquired by Embracer Group.
A little over a year after this agreement was reached, Embracer has now disclosed that it will work with Amazon to develop a big MMO that will probably not open for quite some time. The first general information about this Lord of the Rings MMO was revealed via a press release on Embracer’s website.
The game, which is still in its early stages of production, is supposed to take place in a sizable open world. Further details about the project, which is still in its early stages, weren’t provided by Embracer, although it was stated that it is intended for both console and PC platforms.
Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode at Embracer, said of the partnership: “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.”
“We have the clear ambition to create the highest-quality entertainment products for this IP, whether we utilize internal resources or team up with the best industry partners that complement our capabilities. We’re taking every care to deliver an MMO which will do justice to the expansive Middle-earth universe and delight players around the world.”
Amazon Games shares a tweet:
We're excited to announce our collaboration with Embracer Group and Middle-earth Enterprises for our upcoming MMORPG based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings property!
Learn more here!
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— Amazon Games (@amazongames) May 15, 2023
Again, considering how early in the production process this new Lord of the Rings game appears to be, it’s probable that we won’t see or hear much of the game for a while. However, many Lord of the Rings fans are probably anticipating this shift, particularly those who enjoyed the previous MMO The Lord of the Rings Online.
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With the debut of New World in 2021, Amazon Games has previous MMO experience as well. Although the outcome of this game is still uncertain, it will undoubtedly be one to watch in the years to come.