Amazon is hard at work on developing a new Lord of the Rings television series and a new report today says Amazon Game Studios is creating a new MMO based on the novels. Middle Earth Enterprises and Leyou Technologies are working Amazon to create a free to play MMO for both PC and consoles according to THR. The game will allow players to explore all of Middle-Earth alongside friends and other players worldwide.
“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,” Amazon Game Studio VP Christoph Hartmann said in a statement. “We have a strong leadership team in place to helm this new project, and we’re actively growing our team to help build this incredible experience.”
THR reports the team behind the game are some of the best in the business and have worked on other MMO hits such as Word of Warcraft, Everquest and Amazon’s New World.
No release date for the game has been set at this time
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