Amazon Sport Studios has introduced its newest mission: a Lord of the Rings massively multiplayer on-line recreation that Amazon is creating in partnership with Leyou. It’s deliberate as a free-to-play title for each PC and consoles.

The title was truly introduced final yr by Leyou-owned Athlon Video games. On the time, Athlon was stated to be working with an unnamed “companion developer,” which was revealed at this time to be Amazon Sport Studios.

In line with Athlon’s announcement final fall, the brand new MMO is about “at a time lengthy earlier than the occasions of The Lord of the Rings, exploring lands, individuals and creatures by no means seen earlier than by followers of the Tolkien universe.” That will sound just like Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings TV sequence, which can also be stated to be set in Center-earth lengthy earlier than J.R.R Tolkien’s important sequence. In line with Amazon, the present and the sport are being developed individually and are unrelated initiatives.

Between Amazon and Leyou, there’s a substantial quantity of earlier MMO expertise: Leyou owns Warframe developer Digital Extremes, and Amazon Sport Studios is already deep within the improvement course of for its first MMO, New World, which ought to assist assuage fears that such a beloved IP is being dealt with by relative newcomers.

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO additionally gained’t be the primary MMO primarily based on Tolkien’s world. The Lord of the Rings On-line has been round since 2007, providing gamers a brand new journey to play alongside the occasions of the trilogy throughout the Struggle of the Ring, with the latest replace launched in October 2018.

There aren’t any particulars but concerning when Amazon expects to launch the MMO or on which consoles it’ll be obtainable, however we’re anticipating to get extra particulars as improvement continues.

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