Amazon is officially doubling its investment in Middle-earth. Following the revelation of a TV series based on The Lord of the Rings being developed, Amazon Game Studios has unveiled a new online multiplayer game based also on popular fantasy novels.
The company started making important game moves with Amazon Game Studios since 2014, but during E3 2019 the employees were fired and the unannounced games were canceled . Part of the movement was made to prioritize the development of specific games and it is likely that this MMO based on The Lord of the Rings is one of those games.
Amazon Game Studios will be developed The Lord of the Rings MMO in collaboration with Leyou, the global video game company that owns Digital Extremes, the developers behind the free action game Warframe .
The game is being developed independently of The Lord of the Rings television series that will hit Amazon, which will be a prequel to the popular trilogy. The show takes place during the second era of Middle-earth, which is several thousand years before the trip of Frodo Baggins, Aragorn, Gandalf and the rest of the Fellowship of the Ring. With Game of Thrones showing how shocking a fantastic epic can be on television screens, Amazon has a possible success in a world with a long history.
The official name for the MMO has not been revealed nor has the launch window, but we do know that it will be released for both PC and consoles. games at home. Game developers who have previously worked on Destiny Planetside World of Warcraft and Rift will be developed The Lord of the Rings  MMO. Developers who worked on Defiance are also involved and will be able to contribute information to create a game based on the ownership of television. The original game Defiance was an intriguing MMO where the characters on the television show would spend time between the two media, but the game was re-released years after Syfy canceled it.
Amazon will not have, however, to worry about the program that takes the game or vice versa, because the company confirmed in a press release that the program and the video game will not be related and will be developed independently. In spite of that, each one will be elevated by the existence of the other. An MMO built around The Lord of the Rings is a strong move for Amazon Game Studios and, unlike the other MMO New World studio, already has a strong fan base for support it 19659037]