Amazon Cancels Its Lord of the Rings MMORPG
Amazon has canceled its Lord of the Rings MMORPG that was first announced in 2019.
As reported by Bloomberg, the game was in development at Amazon Games Studios alongside China-based Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd, which was purchased by Tencent Holdings Ltd. in December 2020.
The contract negotiations between Amazon and Tencent were said to have caused a dispute that eventually led to the game’s cancellation.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that, following Tencent’s acquisition of Leyou, that it had “been unable to secure terms to proceed with this title at this time.”
The team will be shifted to other projects, and Amazon shared its disappointment in not being able to bring this project to the world.
“We love the Lord of the Rings IP, and are disappointed that we won’t be bringing this game to customers,” a spokesperson for Amazon said.