Get to Know About the Lord of the Rings MMO Here

Lord of The Rings

The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) is an internationally renowned fantasy novel. It is well-known for being one of the all-time top-selling fiction works, having sold more than 150 million copies. The book is written by J R R Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings has been written as a series of three books – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The book itself is a sequel to Tolkien’s popular novel, The Hobbit. The book has been adapted for radio, TV, and movies.

The world of fantasy fiction has benefited tremendously by Tolkien’s works. Many fiction novels and games have been created using the fantasy elements created by Tolkien. Dungeons and Dragons is an all-time popular RPG influenced by LOTR. Popular games like Warcraft and Elder Scrolls have been heavily influenced by LOTR. Many games have been created based on Tolkien’s fictional world. This includes Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

The new game

After a long series of games based on the LOTR world, a new game is in the offing. This is a Lord of Rings MMO game (Massive Multiplayer online). Top gaming companies like Electronic Arts and Warner Brothers have already created successful games, many of which have featured multiplayer modes. The LOTR series will now be presented as a massively multiplayer game that can be played by thousands of players from across the world. While Lord of the Rings Online had been released earlier featuring an MMO, it did not achieve the kind of success it should have.

This new game is being projected as an innovative online game that will have a host of exciting gameplay elements and will bring to life Tolkien’s fictional world. The game is being developed by Athlon Games, which is a subsidiary company of Leyou Technologies. The LA-based gaming company announced in 2018 that it had partnered with Middle Earth Enterprises to create an online game based on Lord of the Rings. The game has been projected to be set before the events of the Lord of the Rings series and set in Middle-Earth.

Who is behind it?

While Athlon games have been in the news for being the main developers of the new LOTR game, you will be surprised to learn who their partner is. It is Amazon Gaming Studios! After forays into various sectors, Amazon has entered the world of games and has already offered games like Crucible and New World. Now Amazon is the co-developers of the Lord of the Rings MMO game along with Athlon. Interestingly, Amazon is producing a new TV show on LOTR. It has been clarified, though, that there is no connection between the upcoming TV show and the new game.

Amazon has a team of highly qualified developers who have worked on top-notch gaming projects like Warcraft, Everquest, and Destiny. Their experience, the Amazon brand name, and the efforts put in by Athlon are expected to result in a great game that would be loved by gaming fans. It is believed that Amazon will release the new game on Windows and also on consoles. The game will be in direct competition with the current LOTR online game. The best part is that this game is expected to be a free-to-play game!

What we can expect

Amazon has advertised for gaming developers, giving rise to speculations that the game was still in its initial stage. Amazon’s press release only spoke about the partnership between Amazon, Athlon, and Middle-Earth Enterprises. Amazon has promised an immersive gaming experience for LOTR fans that will let them explore the vast fantasy world created by Tolkien. Apart from this press note, not much is known about the game.

Here’s what we know and what we can expect about the new Lord of the Rings MMO:

  • The new LOTR MMO will be released by Amazon world over, except in China, where Athlon will be responsible for the release.
  • The game has been declared to be a free-to-play one that is available in the massively multiplayer online mode.
  • There is no trailer released yet, and no other details of the game are available. · It is expected that the game would explore new facets of Tolkien’s world that has not been seen before.

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