Amazon has canceled its Lord of the Rings sport as a result of a dispute with Chinese language firm Tencent.
In response to a Bloomberg report, the net RPG primarily based on Lord of the Rings is not in growth.
The sport had been in growth with Amazon Sport Studios alongside the China-based Leyou Applied sciences Holdings Ltd. since 2019. The latter was ultimately bought by Tencent this previous December.
As a result of contract negotiations fell by means of between Amazon and Tencent, the sport has been canceled, in keeping with folks conversant in the matter.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg that after the acquisition of Leyou, it was “unable to safe phrases to proceed with this title” at the moment.
“We love the Lord of the Rings IP, and are disillusioned that we received’t be bringing this sport to prospects,” the spokesperson mentioned (thanks, resetera).
The Amazon staff engaged on the sport will probably be moved to different tasks.
Amazon Sport Studios introduced the free-to-play MMO primarily based on The Lord of the Rings in July of 2019.
The Amazon Sport Studios (AGS) staff working with Leyou and Athlon Video games included veteran builders who’ve labored on EverQuest, Future, Planetside, World of Warcraft, Defiance, Rift, and different MMOs.
The co-developed title was to be launched for PC and consoles and was unrelated to the Amazon Unique TV sequence primarily based on The Lord of the Rings set to debut in some unspecified time in the future by means of Amazon Prime.
Content material of the sport was by no means shared, nevertheless it was to be primarily based on the world depicted within the trilogy.