Amazon Game Studios has announced it will be leading the development on a new The Lord of the Rings MMORPG.
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMORPG will be a free-to-play adventure set in Middle-earth as “portrayed in The Lord of the Rings literary trilogy.” Meaning the MMO will be based on author J.R.R. Tolkien’s original books, rather than Peter Jackson’s film trilogy.
Amazon Game Studios is developing The Lord of the Rings MMO with Leylou Technologies and Middle-earth Enterprises, and it will be released on both PC and consoles.
Amazon’s upcoming MMORPG is the same Lord of the Rings project that was announced last year by Athlon Games, a Leylou subsidiary. Amazon Game Studios will now lead the project with a team comprised of veterans from popular MMOs like Everquest, Destiny, World of Warcraft, Planetside, and more. This is also the same development team behind Amazon’s upcoming original game, New World.