Bear in mind how Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO was coming in 2022? Nope! It isn’t coming in 2022. It isn’t coming in any respect.
A report has detailed how contracted developer Athlon Video games, a subsidiary of Leyou, which was acquired by Tencent, will not be transferring ahead with the sport. Contract negotiations between Amazon and now-owner Tencent appear to have damaged down, inflicting a dispute.
“We have now been unable to safe phrases to proceed with this title right now,” an Amazon spokesperson stated. “We love the Lord of the Rings IP, and are disenchanted that we received’t be bringing this recreation to clients,” they continued.
It appears to be like just like the Amazon-based staff which had been collaborating on the sport will likely be moved to different tasks. It isn’t too shocking, given the character of Amazon, which does not notably play properly with different megacorporations, and Tencent, which likes to have a finger in each pie. Add that to the troubled nature of Amazon Recreation Studios and that is just about what you get.
Amazon Recreation Studios, which was based in 2014, has but to launch a recreation. It has cancelled each high-profile recreation in improvement in some unspecified time in the future, equivalent to Breakaway and Crucible. It seems that New World will possible be the studio’s first launch when it hits this August.