Amazon Game Studios, a division of Amazon.com, announced it will collaborate with Leyou Technologies Holdings Restricted and Middle-earth Enterprises to create and publish a no cost-to-play massively multiplayer on-line (MMO) game primarily based on the milestone fantasy literary function The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien. No release date has been set for the game.
Set in the planet of Middle-earth portrayed in The Lord of the Rings literary trilogy, the game will give fans about the globe a new, immersive game practical experience for epic exploration of the vast planet of Tolkien. In addition to the game improvement collaboration, Amazon Studios is separately creating a new Amazon Original Television series primarily based on The Lord of the Rings for Prime Video unrelated to the game.
Amazon Game Studios and Leyou will jointly create the game for Computer and consoles, and Amazon Game Studios will market place and publish the title globally with the exception of China, which will be managed by Leyou. The collaboration brings collectively Amazon’s game technologies and talented MMO developers, and Leyou’s knowledge in designing no cost-to-play games and operating reside-service games.
“We’re committed to bringing shoppers games of the highest excellent, each with our personal original IP as properly as beloved cultural pillars like The Lord of the Rings,” mentioned Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Game Studios. “Tolkien’s Middle-earth is 1 of the richest fictional worlds in history, and it offers our group of seasoned MMO developers – from the very same studio creating New Planet – tremendous chance to play and generate. We have a powerful leadership group in location to helm this new project, and we’re actively increasing our group to assist make this outstanding practical experience.”
“Bringing Middle-earth to life necessitates possessing the pretty finest partners, and Amazon’s client obsession, technologies, and talented teams make it the excellent selection for a co-developer and publisher,” mentioned Alex Xu, CEO of Leyou Technologies Holdings. “We think our combined sources and knowledge will outcome in a stunning and compelling game that shoppers will appreciate and play for years to come.”
“Who amongst us hasn’t wanted to take portion in an epic adventure,” mentioned Fredrica Drotos, Chief Brand and Licensing Officer at Middle-earth Enterprises. “More than 60 years immediately after the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring, we’re delighted that Amazon Game Studios has partnered with Leyou to bring their respective knowledge to make a significantly anticipated game that will immerse us in the beloved, epic planet of Middle-earth, envisioned by Professor Tolkien.”
The Amazon Game Studios leadership group consists of veteran developers who helped generate of some of the world’s most well known MMO games. Amazon Game Studios is also property to New Planet, an in-improvement sandbox MMO game set in an alternate 17th century planet.