Coming to PC and consoles.
Amazon’s sport growth arm, Amazon Game Studios, has revealed that it is co-developing a brand new free-to-play MMO based mostly on JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
As keen-eyed observers might have already twigged, this is similar free-to-play massively multiplayer on-line title that was introduced final September.
Back then, LA-based developer Athlon Games – a subsidiary of Chinese writer Leyou Technologies, proprietor of Warframe developer Digital Extremes and Splash Damage – revealed that it was creating the expertise together with a mysterious “accomplice developer”. Which we now know to be Amazon Game Studios.
The new sport unfolds previous to the occasions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and was beforehand described as an “AAA expertise” that includes “lands, individuals and creatures by no means seen earlier than”.
The challenge was greenlit, in keeping with Leyou Technologies, “in gentle of the resurgence of curiosity in The Lord of the Rings IP”, which many took to be a reference to Amazon’s upcoming $1billion USD Lord of the Rings tv sequence, anticipated to reach subsequent 12 months. As such, the newly introduced growth partnership is not, in hindsight, a lot of a shock.
Amazon Game Studios, which incorporates veteran builders beforehand chargeable for the likes of Destiny, System Shock 2, and World of Warcraft, is at present engaged on an authentic MMO, New World. The identical crew will assist Athlon within the creation of the Lord of the Rings sport, which is predicted to launch on PC and consoles at some unspecified future level.