Amazon Games will develop and publish a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game based on the “Lord of the Rings” novel. The game will be an open-world MMO adventure set in Middle-earth, telling beloved stories from the literary works of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The game is in the early stages of production, with the participation of Amazon Games Orange County, the studio behind the open-world MMO New World, the company’s first success “after many failures and difficulties on the playground.” . The game is in development for PC and Console.
Amazon Games Vice President Christoph Hartmann said: “Giving players a new feel for The Lord of the Rings has long been our aspiration, and we are honored and grateful that Middle-earth Enterprises entrusts itself to this world. iconic. We are also pleased to expand our relationship with the Embracer Group following the acquisition of Tomb Raider last year, as they have proven to be excellent partners.”
Embracer Freemode CEO Lee Guinchard added: “Middle-earth continues to prove to be endlessly fertile ground for creators, and Amazon Games has a passion for building compelling worlds capable of bringing gaming to a global audience. We have clear ambitions to create the highest quality entertainment products with this intellectual property, either using internal resources or working with the best partners in the industry to strengthen our capabilities. We are being very careful to deliver an MMO worthy of the vast universe of Middle-earth and that will please players around the world.”