Amazon Game Studios has now officially announced that it will lead the development of The Lord of the Rings MMORPG video game. The game based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is being developed by Amazon Game Studios in collaboration with Leylou Technologies’ Athlon Games and Middle-earth Enterprises.
The developer reveals that the untitled The Lord of the Rings game is an MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online game) video game that will release for Windows PC and consoles. The Lord of the Rings game will be absolutely free to play for everyone and set in JRR Tolkien’s realm of Middle-earth which will consist of elves, dwarves, magic and more.
Tolkein’s Middle-earth is one of the richest fictional worlds in history, and it gives our team of experienced MMO developers — from the same studio developing New World — tremendous opportunity to play and create,” Amazon Game Studios VP Chrisoph Hartman said.
For those who don’t know, Amazon Game Studios includes highly qualified developers who previously worked on MMO video games like EverQuest, Destiny, Planetside, World of Warcraft, Rift, Defiance and more.
Athlon Games and Leyou announced the game originally back in 2018 and described it as follows.
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
Unfortunately, there’s no release date available yet for the game. The expected console platforms for the upcoming The Lord of the Rings MMORPG are PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Amazon has also confirmed that the upcoming game is entirely different from its upcoming Television series of The Lord of the Rings.
This is great news for the fans of The Lord of the Rings. Amazon didn’t reveal if there’s going to be any connection between the upcoming game and The Lord of the Rings Online, which is another free to play MMORPG.
It’ll be interesting to see how the game will play. Everyone is really happy to see that Amazon is betting big on J.R.R. Tolkein’s fantasy series.
That’s pretty much all that we know about the upcoming The Lord of the Rings MMORPG game. For more information on the game in the future, stay tuned to SegmentNext.com.