Tremendous Saturday bomb. Amazon has decided to cancel its MMORPG that it was developing based on The Lord of the Rings.
The project had been announced in 2019. Its development was carried out by Amazon Game Studios together with a Chinese studio called Leyou Technologies, belonging to Tencent.
According to Bloomberg, the agreement between Amazon and Tencent would have been the cause of a dispute that did not reach good terms and the game was the one that ended up paying for it.
An Amazon representative confirmed that following Tencent’s purchase of Leyou, “it cannot be guaranteed that we will be able to continue with the development of this game . “
The Amazon team will go on to do other things
After this cancellation. The Amazon Games Studios team tasked with working on the MMORPG will become involved in other projects. However, the company regrets that they were unable to continue with this game:
“We love the IP of The Lord of the Rings. And we are very disappointed that we cannot bring this game to our customers, ” said the anonymous Amazon representative.
Amazon Games Studios does not have a very good time. Different projects in which he has been involved have ended up canceled such as the cases of “Breakaway” and “Crucible”.
Another MMORPG they are working on known as “New World” was delayed until further notice. The initial release date for this game was to be May 2020.