A new game MMO of The Lord of the Rings is about to arrive on our consoles and PC, thanks to an agreement between Amazon e Embracer Group. It is a MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) which will allow us to explore Middle-earth and its stories, inspired by JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy. The game is still in development at the studio New World Amazon Games Orange County and does not have a specific release date. But fans are already starting to think about how to develop their character and which area to visit first.
Amazon working on a ‘Lord of the Rings’ MMO
This project it is not related to The Rings of Power TV series that Amazon is producing, set in the Second Age of Middle-earth. The game and the series are independent of each other, even if they share the same fantasy universe. So you don’t have to catch up on the series to play – even if all Tolkien fans have already seen it, loved it or criticized it (or both).
Amazon has had some issues with its in-house games, like New World which has suffered several delays e Crucible which was canceled within months of launch. However, Amazon has had better luck as a publisher, with Lost Ark and the next game Tomb Raider.
A scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
The announcement of the new Lord of the Rings MMO comes at a time when Amazon is overhauling its gaming strategy. He fired over 100 people related to gamesincluding its San Diego studio, and is now focusing on its teams in Orange County and Montreal.
The potential of the project, however, makes it an attractive bet. An online role-playing game based on a famous franchise fantasy it is a great opportunity to attract players. And given the success of other Tolkenian-themed games, we expect great excitement when the game comes out. For which it seems that we will have to wait a long time: we will keep you updated.