Owned by Amazon Game Studios Unveil plans To collaborate with Leyou Technologies and Middle-earth Enterprises to develop and publish a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game based on The Lord of the Rings. The game will be available for console and PC, though the title and release date were not revealed.
The game, which is set in the world of Middle-earth as described in the Lord of the Rings literary trilogy, promises fans around the world an immersive experience of epic exploration of Tolkien’s vast world. This project is separate from the new Amazon Original TV series, also based on The Lord of the Rings, which Amazon Studios is concurrently developing for Prime Video.
The game will be co-developed by Amazon Game Studios and Leyou, with Amazon Game Studios responsible for marketing and publishing the title worldwide, with the exception of China. In China, Leyou will manage the game’s release. This collaboration combines Amazon’s advanced game technology, skilled MMO developers, and Leyou’s expertise in creating free-to-play games and live-service games.
Christoph Hartmann, Vice President of Amazon Game Studios, expressed the studio’s commitment to delivering games of the highest quality, whether they are based on the original IP or respected cultural pillars like The Lord of the Rings. He said, “Tolkien’s Middle-earth is one of the richest fantasy worlds in history, and it offers our team of experienced MMO developers, from the same studio developing a new world, an incredible opportunity to invent and create.”
Alex Xu, CEO of Leyou Technologies Holdings, echoed Hartmann’s sentiments, stressing that the combination of resources and experience with Amazon, known for its customer-centric approach, technology and talented teams, will likely result in a compelling game that attracts and attracts players. years.
Frederica Droutus, Head of Brands and Licensing Officers at Middle-earth Enterprises, also expressed her enthusiasm for the project, highlighting the enduring appeal of Tolkien’s world. Who wouldn’t want to take part in an epic adventure? she asked. “More than 60 years after the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring, we are delighted that Amazon Game Studios has partnered with Leyou to apply their combined expertise and build a much anticipated game that will immerse itself in the beloved epic world of Middle-earth, as envisioned by Professor Tolkien.”