Amazon Game Studios Takes Over Lord of the Rings MMORPG Development

Amazon Game Studios Takes Over Lord of the Rings MMORPG Development

July 12, 2019 27 By Bernardo Ryan



how's it going folks juror matron here welcome back to the channel we have got some really exciting news today and it's about that upcoming free to play lore the Rings MMO that was announced last year biathlon games a lay you tax subsidiary and as the months went by we had no news and no news and folks were asking me about it I reached out to a flan at the time they never replied and now we have got something huge Amazon Game Studios has announced today July 10th that it will be taking over the lore of the ranks MMO project and make no mistake it's the same game that Athlon announced just that Amazon will be leading it from here on out IGN reports that the project team will be made up of veteran developers from other popular MMOs like EverQuest World of Warcraft destiny planetside and more however it's important to note that this will be the same Amazon team that's currently developing Amazon's very own sandbox survival MMO new world now for those that don't know new world is AG asses first foray into game development as a studio it recently wrapped up its closed alpha test and there's not much anyone can say about new world due to all the NDA s and embargoes in place but press coverage about the game is widely out there so you can pretty much read up on it it's what you'd expect from a sandbox survival game you'll gather you'll craft work together with others it has a large gorgeous world with an intriguing setting and there's some good lore and story involved too which is more than what other games in the sandbox survival genre offers currently in my opinion anyway all that means is we don't know if this Lord of the Rings MMO will be coming before concurrently or after new world is out so keep that in mind we have no idea what stage of the project Athlon were at before amazon's involvement so it could still be many years away as also quite the risk to announcing the Lord of the Rings MMO takeover when new world isn't even out yet and we have no barometer to judge Amazon as a game developer of live services like an MMO so that's a discussion for the future but one hopes they do get it right considering their emphasis on the veteran team they've put together from the MMORPG industry now the other interesting connection here is that Amazon of course is producing that new the Rings TV series for Amazon Prime and last year we thought it was quite the coincidence that Athlon would announce the new Lord of the Rings FML as well well now it all makes sense of course Amazon has two Lord of the Rings projects under their belt that they can leverage to get Tolkien fans into both the TV series and the MMO as well although the latter may be harder to sell anyway the article which I'll link down below also goes on to say that Amazon has made no mention whatsoever about the only other existing Lord of the Rings MMORPG out there currently and that is of course standing stone games it's the Lord of the Rings Online which I'm sure most of you here are familiar with as it's been around for about 12 years now Amazon was contacted about the relationship if any between the two games and there's no feedback on that just of yet but I will imagine the answer will be none from lotro perspective when the new MMO was announced last year Loras community manager did say they welcomed the competition and were interested to see the final product just like us for those of us that are fans of the Lord of the Rings so bottom line we now have a major studio taking over a major IP for an MMORPG which let's be honest here those three aspects have not come together in a very long time in recent years we've had big hyped up Kickstarter mm elves that are progressing slowly and we still can't play them indie MMOs east-to-west MMOs and now finally we have a really big budget MMORPG for a well beloved franchise and I do hope Amazon puts the big bucks into this one and that they take their time making it because if they get it right this could be the title that really puts MMORPG spec in the menu last year with Athlon at the helm and no progress being shared whatsoever radio silence it did start to seem like things were kind of fizzling out which is why amazon taking over could be the start of something pretty exciting my only concern which the article did confirm is that this new Lord of the Rings MMORPG will be free to play as a flan originally said it would be a year ago will that change under Amazon now considering the budget they must have surely these are the questions I hope we get answers to as time goes along and we more details and as usual I'll be right here to share that info with you folks so for all you MMORPG players lotro players Lord of the Rings fans out there how do you feel about Amazon game Studios taking over this new Lord of the Rings MMO RPG project are you more hopeful than for let me know your thoughts in the comment section down below let's get a discussion started and that's all I've got for now folks hit the like button 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