Amazon today revealed the long-rumored Lord of the Rings MMO that’s in the works is being developed in collaboration with its internal Amazon Game Studios — meaning we’ll soon get both a new Rings game and that TV show it’s already revealed.
There’s no word yet on a story or setting.
Amazon Game Studios VP Christoph Hartmann said in a statement, “Tolkien’s Middle-earth is one of the richest fictional worlds in history, and it gives our team of experienced MMO developers — from the same studio developing New World — tremendous opportunity to play and create.”
Big news: We’re working with Leyou to develop and publish a free-to-play MMO based on The Lord of the Rings world for consoles and PC.
— Amazon Game Studios (@AMZNGameStudios) July 10, 2019
We already knew the game was in development — details first surfaced last year, though it’s been relatively quiet on that front since and the game’s likely still in the early stages of development.