J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is getting a brand new massively multiplayer on-line title. Coming to PC and consoles sooner or later, it’s in early growth at Amazon Video games Orange County, developer of New World. Amazon Video games has reached an settlement with Center-earth Enterprises, which is owned by the Embracer Group, for the title.
Amazon Video games vp Christoph Hartmann acknowledged, “We’re dedicated to bringing gamers high-quality video games, whether or not by authentic IPs or long-beloved ones like The Lord of the Rings.
“Bringing gamers a recent tackle The Lord of the Rings has lengthy been an aspiration for our crew, and we’re honored and grateful that Center-earth Enterprises is entrusting us with this iconic world. We’re additionally happy to be increasing our relationship with Embracer Group following our Tomb Raider deal final yr, as they’ve confirmed to be glorious collaborators.”
Embracer Freemode CEO Lee Guinchard additionally mentioned, “The world of Center-earth continues to show endlessly fertile floor for creators and Amazon Video games has a ardour for constructing immersive, compelling worlds and publishing video games for a worldwide viewers.
“We now have the clear ambition to create the highest-quality leisure merchandise for this IP, whether or not we make the most of inside assets or crew up with the most effective trade companions that complement our capabilities. We’re taking each care to ship an MMO which is able to do justice to the expansive Center-earth universe and delight gamers around the globe.”
The MMO will happen in a persistent model of Center-earth and options the tales of The Lord of the Rings trilogy – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King – and The Hobbit. After all, this isn’t the one Lord of the Rings title within the works. Daedalic Leisure’s The Lord of the Rings: Gollum arrives in Could, whereas Free Vary Video games’ The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria is out this Spring.
Digital Arts’ The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Center-earth can be nonetheless within the works, and Personal Division is working with Weta Workshop (which was closely concerned with Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings movies) on an untitled sport set in Center-earth. Keep tuned for extra updates within the meantime.