Embracer, a video game juggernaut, in August 2022 acquired the intellectual property rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, from theme parks to movies to board games, TV series and video games.
The video game in preparation, which is in the early stages of productionaccording to the press release, will be offered on consoles and PC.
We have a clear ambition to create the highest quality entertainment products for this intellectual propertysaid Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode, a subsidiary of Embracer, in a press release.
« We make every effort to create a MMO which will do justice to the Middle-earth universe and delight gamers around the world. »
Although Amazon Games has a subsidiary in Montreal, it is rather in California, in Orange County, that the game will be developed, either by the same team that delivered the massively multiplayer game. New World.
Bringing players a new vision of the Lord of the Rings saga has long been an aspiration of our team.added Christoph Hartmann, vice president of Amazon Games.
Embracer, however, did not provide details on the timeline for the delivery of the video game.
Industry snaps up Middle-earth
This is not the first time that Amazon has embarked on the creation of a massively multiplayer title based on the universe of Middle-earth. The first time was in 2019, but the game was canceled two years later.
Video games inspired by the story of J. R. R. Tolkien are pouring in: EA recently launched the mobile title Heros of the Middle-Earthand the repeatedly-delayed Gollum game is set to launch in 2023.
The massively multiplayer title The Lord of the Ring Onlinelaunched in 2007, is also still in the game.