# AMAZON AND EMBRACER GROUP PARTNER TO CREATE A LORD OF THE RINGS GAME
Amazon is teaming up with the Embracer Group, the media company that holds the IP rights for “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit,” to develop a new online multiplayer game set in Middle-earth. The game, described as an open-world massively multiplayer online game (MMO), is being developed by Amazon’s Orange County studio, the same team responsible for the MMO “New World,” which launched in 2021. The as-yet-untitled game is in its early stages of production, and no details about the release date have been announced.
# THE GAME WILL BE AN OPEN-WORLD MMO SET IN MIDDLE-EARTH
According to Amazon, the new game will be an open-world MMO that takes place in “a persistent world set in Middle-earth.” Players will be able to explore the vast terrain of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional world, journeying through the Shire and the Mines of Moria, encountering the creatures and characters that inhabit the world. The game will be available on both PCs and consoles, including the Xbox and PlayStation.
# AMAZON AND EMBRACER GROUP WILL LEAD DEVELOPMENT
Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic and Koch Media, owns the rights to numerous intellectual properties, including the popular “Darksiders” and “Biomutant” series. The company acquired the rights to “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” in February 2021. Amazon, meanwhile, has been investing heavily in video game development, with its focus on online multiplayer games like “New World” and “Crucible.” The game will be developed by Amazon’s Orange County studio in partnership with Embracer Group.
# THE GAME IS STILL IN EARLY STAGES OF PRODUCTION
While the partnership between Amazon and Embracer Group is significant, the new game is still in its early stages of production, and no release date has been announced. However, the promise of an open-world MMO set in Middle-earth is sure to excite fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary series. Amazon’s previous effort, “New World,” received mixed reviews upon its release but demonstrated the company’s commitment to expanding its presence in the video game industry.