Amazon Games Announces Lord of the Rings MMO

Amazon Games announces Lord of the Rings MMO

Amazon Games has announced a new massively multiplayer online (MMO) game set in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The game, which is currently in development, will be published and developed by Amazon Games.

The Lord of the Rings MMO will be set in Middle-earth and will feature the stories of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

“We’re committed to bringing players high-quality games, whether through original IPs or long-beloved ones like The Lord of the Rings,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Games, in a press release. “Bringing players a fresh take on The Lord of the Rings has long been an aspiration for our team, and we’re honored and grateful that Middle-earth Enterprises is entrusting us with this iconic world. We’re also pleased to be expanding our relationship with Embracer Group following our Tomb Raider deal last year, as they’ve proven to be excellent collaborators.”

Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode, says that Amazon’s passion for “building immersive, compelling worlds” will only serve to make the game a success.

“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,” he said. “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.”

The Lord of the Rings MMO is currently in early development at Amazon Games Orange County, and no release date has been announced. However, Amazon Games says that the game will be available on PC and consoles.

What do you think of Amazon Games developing and publishing a new Lord of the Rings MMO?

For more Insider Gaming, check out the UK CMA’s response to the EU approving Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard.