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Amazon developing new Lord of the Rings MMO with Athlon Games, Leyou

Amazon Recreation Studios is co-developing a brand new massively multiplayer on-line recreation based mostly on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The free-to-play recreation will likely be based mostly on Tolkien’s literary trilogy, not the Peter Jackson-helmed movies, and is unrelated to Amazon’s upcoming unique TV collection based mostly on The Lord of the Rings that will likely be set within the Second Age.

Working with Amazon is Athlon Video games and Leyou, which initially introduced the undertaking in 2018. Athlon’s Lord of the Rings MMO was introduced for unspecified consoles and PC, and was described as “an online game set in the world of Middle-earth at a time long before the events of The Lord of the Rings, exploring lands, people and creatures never seen before by fans of the Tolkien universe.”

Amazon’s inner recreation studios, together with builders engaged on the corporate’s unique MMO, New World, will help Athlon to make the Lord of the Rings recreation. Amazon boasts veteran builders who’ve labored on video games like Everquest, Future, Planetside, World of Warcraft, and different MMOs are contributing to the sport’s improvement.

A launch date for the brand new Lord of the Rings MMO was not introduced.

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