New Lord of the Rings MMORPG announced by Amazon Games

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An announcement has revealed that Amazon Games will be developing a new Lord of the Rings MMORPG.

Amazon Games and Embracer Group recently Announced has reached an agreement with Middle-earth Enterprises, part of the Freemode operating group, to develop and publish a new massively multiplayer online game (MMO) based on JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

This upcoming MMORPG will be in a world set in Middle-earth with the stories of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings literary trilogy. This is now in its early stages of production with Amazon Games Orange County leading development. These guys were the ones behind the open world MMORPG New World.

This upcoming new Lord of the Rings MMORPG will be released globally for PC and consoles. More details, such as the timing of the launch, will be shared at a later date.

“We are committed to bringing gamers high-quality games, whether through original IPs or long-loved games like The Lord of the Rings,” said Christoph Hartmann, Vice President of Amazon Games.

“Bringing players a new version of The Lord of the Rings has long been an aspiration for our team, and we are honored and grateful that Middle-earth Enterprises entrusts us with this iconic world. We are also pleased to expand our relationship with Embracer Group following our deal with Tomb Raider last year, as they have proven to be excellent partners.”

“The world of Middle-earth continues to prove to be fertile ground for creators, and Amazon Games is passionate about building immersive and engaging worlds and publishing games for a global audience,” said Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode.

“We have a clear ambition to create the highest quality entertainment products for this IP, whether we use in-house resources or partner with the best industry partners to complement our capabilities. We are doing our best to deliver an MMO that does justice to the sprawling universe of Middle-earth and delights gamers around the world.”

Source: Press release

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