New The Lord of the Rings MMORPG Announced by Amazon Games

The game is now in its early stages of production with the ones behind New World leading the development.

An announcement has revealed that a new MMORPG The Lord of the Rings will be in development by Amazon Games.

Amazon Games and Embracer Group have recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Middle-earth Enterprises, part of the operative group Freemode, to develop and publish a new massively multiplayer online (MMO) game based on The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

This upcoming MMORPG will be in a world set in Middle-earth featuring the stories of The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings literary trilogy. This is now in its early stages of production with Amazon Games Orange County leading the development. These guys were the ones behind the open-world MMORPG New World.

This upcoming new MMORPG The Lord of the Rings will be published globally for PC and consoles. More details like launch timing will be shared at a later date.

“We’re committed to bringing players high-quality games, whether through original IPs or long-beloved ones like The Lord of the Rings,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Games.

“Bringing players a fresh take on The Lord of the Rings has long been an aspiration for our team, and we’re honored and grateful that Middle-earth Enterprises is entrusting us with this iconic world. We’re also pleased to be expanding our relationship with Embracer Group following our Tomb Raider deal last year, as they’ve proven to be excellent collaborators.”

“The world of Middle-earth continues to prove an endlessly fertile ground for creators, and Amazon Games has a passion for building immersive, compelling worlds and publishing games for a global audience”, said Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode.

“We have the clear ambition to create the highest-quality entertainment products for this IP, whether we utilize internal resources or team up with the best industry partners that complement our capabilities. We’re taking every care to deliver an MMO which will do justice to the expansive Middle-earth universe and delight players around the world.”

Source: Press Release