Amazon game studios have announced its latest development – a Lord of the Rings massively multiplayer online game in partnership with Leyou. It is an online multiplayer game based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien which planned to be free-to-play for both PC and consoles.
Amazon game studio that launched in 2012 has its studios in San Diego and Orange County, California and at Amazon’s HQ in Seattle.
Tolkien’s Middle-earth is one of the richest fictional worlds in the history, and it gives our team of experienced MMO developers from the same studio developing New World — tremendous opportunity to play and create – Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Game Studios
The new game is all set in Middle-earth during the original Lord of the Rings trilogy that will explore lands, people and creatures never been seen before by fans of the Tolkien. It might sound quite similar upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series; well the show and the game are being developed separately and are completely unrelated projects as per Amazon.
According to a spokesperson the game has been developed in partnership with Leyou that owns Warframe. However, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings online has there since 2007, and this won’t be the first MMO based on Tolkien’s world as it includes games like New World, The Grand Tour Game and Crucible.
The release date of MMO is yet to be disclosed.