Amazon is Developing an Epic Middle Earth MMO Game Set in an Era Before The Events of LORD OF THE RINGS
As Amazon is developing their epic series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, they have announced that they are also going to create a massive multiplayer online game set in Middle Earth and it will take place in an era well before the events in The Lord of the Rings.
The project is separate from the series that is being developed and it will not tie into it. This MMO game is a standalone project, but this is just another opportunity for Amazon to cash in on the property that they have the rights to.
It’s explained that the MMO game will be set in “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.” That’s exciting! Exploring an era of Middle Earth that we’re not familiar with will be incredibly cool!
Amazon Game Studios has partnered up with Leyou Technologies, a Hong Kong-based games company to bring the game to life. The game will be developed or both PC and consoles.
Amazon Game Studios is led by VP Christoph Hartmann, former president of Take-Two Interactive and founder of 2K Games, and he had this to say in a statement:
“We’re committed to bringing customers games of the highest quality, both with our own original [intellectual property] as well as beloved cultural pillars like ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ Tolkien’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.”
I’ll be looking forward to seeing how this game turns out and what exactly it will entail. Is there anything that you’d like to see included in a game like this?