Lord of the Rings MMO canceled
“A new immersive experience” in the world of Middle Earth. That’s how Athlon Games, developer in charge and subsidiary of Leyou Technologies, the Lord of the Rings MMO, qualified when it was announced in 2018. Two years later, the news, according to a Bloomerg report, is here cancellation of the project by Amazon Game Studios
The Lord of the Rings MMO canceled It would have arisen from a dispute between Amazon and Tencent, owner of Leyou Technologies since last December. Following the purchase, they reportedly began breaking contract negotiations to continue developing The Lord of the Rings MMO.
According to an Amazon spokesperson, “We have not been able to secure the terms to cont inue with this title at this time,” “We love the intellectual property of Lord of the Rings and are disappointed not to offer this game to customers. ”.
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings, the most expensive series in history
Following this unexpected cancellation, the Amazon team developing the game would move on to other projects. We must not forget that in parallel, Amazon produces the new TV series The Lord of the Rings. A series which, as we have recently known, will become the most expensive series in history, investing over $ 465 million in the 1st season alone.
In terms of video games, fans of acclaimed Tolkien license They will have to console themselves by enjoying Lord of the Rings Gollum, a franchise title delayed until 2022 and which will be released on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox One Series X / S.