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Amazon Game Studios to Co-develop new ‘The Lord of the Rings’game

July 12, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming

Leyou Technologies announced on Thursday, 11 July 2019, that it will collaborate with Amazon Game Studios to co-develop and publish a free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) game based on literary work “The Lord of the Rings”. There has since been no word on when the game will be released. 

Set in the world of Middle-earth, the game is expected to give LoTR fans around the globe a new and immersive opportunity for exploration.

Leyou Technologies will manage the marketing and operation of the game from China, while Amazon Game Studios will manage the same aspects the rest of the world. The collaboration brings together Amazon’s game technology and  MMO developers, and Leyou Technologies’ skill in designing free-to-play games and operating live-service games.

“Bringing Middle-earth to life necessitates having the very best partners, and Amazon’s customer obsession, technology, and talented teams make it the ideal choice for a co-developer and publisher,” says.  Xu Yiran, CEO of Leyou Technologies. 

“We believe our combined resources and expertise will result in a beautiful and compelling game that customers, will love and play for years to come.”

Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Game Studios, says, “we’re committed to bringing customers games of the highest quality, both with our own original IP as well as beloved cultural pillars like ‘The Lord of the Rings’. 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. We have a strong leadership team in place to helm this new project, and we’re actively growing our team to help build this incredible experience.”

Edited by Jenna Cook

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