The Lord of the Rings has very much lore earring and that it could give us some of the most incredible stories we’ve ever seen in medieval fantasy as a genre. Although it has always been said that adapting to the British is complex due to his titanic world, it is not impossible. Now, Amazon Games makes the leap to that gargantuan Legendarium with the first Lord of the Rings MMO in more than 20 years with a team that lives up to what is expected of the license.
This has been announced by Amazon Games in a press release to 3DJuegosPC. In the text shared with the media, it is specified that, indeed, Jeff Bezos’s Americans will give birth to a massive online multiplayer based on the highly complex Legendarium by JRR Tolkien with Amazon Games Orange County, creators of New World, at the helm.
“We are committed to bring gamers high-quality games, whether through original IPs or beloved games like The Lord of the Rings,” said Christoph Hartmann, Vice President of Amazon Games. “Bringing gamers a new vision of The Lord of the Rings of the Rings has long been an aspiration of our team, and we are honored and grateful that Middle-earth Enterprises entrusted us with this iconic world.”
The MMO is currently in an early pre-production phase.
Of course, for those of you who have in mind the hodgepodge that the British license represents today, you will be surprised that Amazon Games is at the head of the project when Embracer Groups acquired Middle Earth Enterprises in 2022. And it is that, according to what Amazon has communicated, this project supposes an alliance with Embracer Group for a AAA development that will seek to supply the need for bets of huge budget Tolkien’s Middle Earth.
“We are doing our best to deliver an MMO that does justice to the sprawling universe of Middle-earth and delights gamers around the world.” And you will say, “This is all very well, but, When does it come out?“. That’s the problem. The MMO is currently in a phase of early pre-productionwhich implies that the game doesn’t even have a confirmed name or release window.
Even so, do not despair and it is that the importance of the brand makes it clear to Amazon Games the interest behind it. The Americans have shared that they plan to share more details of the game, as well as a release schedule, “later.” It is to be hoped that Amazon Games will seek to pave the way and, as is commonly said, “set your teeth long” to their players when the project takes more shape. For now, it remains to wait.
Future Lord of the Rings games
Of course, the MMO from Amazon Games is not the only development pending to reach consoles and PC at some point. This same month of May, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum arrives as an independent bet with a moderate budget that will seek to shed light on unknown details of the little character. This game will be joined by a survival construction set in Moria and another AAA from Take-Two, creators of GTA.
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