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Amazon Making New Lord of the Rings Game

Amazon Game Studios is working on new Lord of the Rings video game, which is separate from their TV show.

In early 2017, Amazon announced a Lord of the Rings prequel TV show based on original works of J.R.R. Tolkien for Amazon Prime after paying a whooping $250 million dollars to obtain rights of this r beloved fantasy property franchise.

Recently, Amazon Game Studios has revealed that a LotR video game is currently in works, which will be a free-to-play massively multiplayer online experience for consoles and PC platform but won't be tied to upcoming TV series.

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Amazon Making New Lord of the Rings Game

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Last year, Athlon Games have announced working on a LotR title and Amazon has now taken over that project by partnering with their holding company Leyou, owner of Warframe game developer/publisher Digital Extremes.

A team of veteran developers who previously worked on games like Destiny, Everquest, Planetside, World of Warcraft, and more are in charge of forthcoming sandbox survival game New World will now be leading the game.

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In a recent statement, Chrisoph Hartman of Amazon Game Studios had the following to say about this project at hand.

Tolkein'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.

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Typically, MMO titles are complex in nature and needs constant updates for its player base to sustain it in long-run. If done correctly, this game can be a huge milestone for genre when it eventually comes out for next generation of consoles.

Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMORPG will be set on Middle-earth from literary trilogy by Tolkien, which indicates they are going to follow source materials from original books and not Peter Jackson's immensely popular film trilogy.