A report is going around that claims that Amazon Game Studios is at work on a Lord of the Rings MMO game. Amazon has partnered up with Leyou Technologies and Athlon Games to bring the free-to-play MMO to market. The game is reportedly based on the books, not the movies.
Amazon hasn’t offered any indication for a release date for the game. It has confirmed that the game is separate from its Lord of the rings TV show that is in the works. The TV show will take place in the Second Age, which is long before the events in the books.
“The game will give fans around the globe a new, immersive game experience for epic exploration of the vast world of Tolkien,” Amazon said in a press release.
Amazon says that the MMO will be offered for console gamers and PC gaming with Amazon marketing and publishing the game everywhere but China. In China, Leyou will handle the game. Some of the folks working in the Amazon MMO have significant history in the MMO real having worked on Destiny, Planetside, WoW, Everquest, Defiance, and Rift report Gamespot.