Following the failure of Amazon’s Crucible and ahead of the launch of New World, it is confirmed that the company’s Lord of the Rings MMO has officially been canceled. The online fantasy take was first announced back in 2019, and news about the latest Lord of the Rings take was mum. Now, it’s off the table completely.
The news regarding Amazon Game Studios’ Lord of the Rings game comes via Bloomberg. In the report, it was noted that the cancelation is due to recent contract negotiations following Tencent’s acquisition of Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd. Amazon Game Studios was working in conjunction with Leyou, a company based in China, and the decision to drop LotR came on the heels of a dispute between Tencent and Amazon, sources told Bloomberg.
Following the reports of the dispute-driven cancelation, an Amazon spokesperson told the site, “We’ve been unable to secure terms to proceed … Read more