As the title suggested, we’re having a new MMO game based on Lord of the Rings series of J.R.R. Tolkien. Leyou and Amazon will be the ones to develop the game.

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Amazon is developing a brand-new MMO based on the series Lord Of The Rings.

A new Lord of the Rings MMO

According to sources, the game will take place in Middle-earth, before the events in Lord of the Rings movie franchise. However, we haven’t heard anything about the platforms or the approximate release date of it just yet.

In fact, we have received the release announcement of this MMO game last September, as Athlon – Leyou’s subsidiary – confirmed a successful agreement with Middle-earth Enterprises. Still, it’s not until recently that we know about the role of Amazon Game Studios. They evidently took part in the development process, we just don’t know how long have they been working on it.

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Amazon Game Studios has been working with Leyou to develop the free-to-play MMO.


As far as we can tell, Lord of the rings MMO will be playable on multiple platforms like consoles and PC according to Athlon president Dave Miller. In addition, the game will be free-to-play, although we don’t know whether there will be micro-transactions or not.

Lord of the Rings
A free-to-play MMO about Lord of the rings is definitely what players want to hear right now!

At the moment, Amazon Game Studios is having another MMO title under development: New World. In this open-world sandbox MMO, players colonize of a mythical land with wildlife and full of mysterious evil creatures. We might get to see some similar experience between these 2 games.

A well-known franchise

The Lord of the Rings has always been a popular franchise, not just across the media, but also among video games. As for the upcoming MMO, it would follow the books rather than the movies. Certainly, we’ll get to see many things that are totally unique in the game.

Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is an epic film series about fantasy adventure by Peter Jackson, based on J. R. R. Tolkien's famous novel.

The Lord of the Rings MMO has no announced release date or supported platforms yet.