The Lord of the Rings: this brand new video game is in development, Amazon sees things very big
Despite the failed Rings of Power series, Amazon continues to capitalize on the thriving franchise created by J.R.R. Tolkien. But the American giant is turning this time to video game support, and has just announced the launch of a very big game, whose ambition is enormous.
Where What about Embracing with The Lord of the Rings?
Since its theatrical release in the early 2000s, the The Lord of the Rings license has become a franchise ultra lucrative, one of the most profitable in the history of cinema. It is therefore logical that it declined to through a whole series of video games, of which one of the most qualitative remains to be seen. this dayThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King released in 2003 and developed; by Electronic Arts. Behind, the studio will capitalize until 2009, before Warner Bros Games regains control and stands out with Middle-earth: Shadow of War and The Shadow of Mordor.
Since then, the Swedish video game giant Embracer Group acquired the franchise in the summer last for the sum of 774 million euros. A sum that will make it possible to relaunch the franchise on the video game level, whose titles have become rare in recent times. The Lord of the Rings Gollum will embody this revival, the game, repeatedly postponed, is due for release on May 25, 2023. Behind, the Swedish giant has planned a whole slew of ;e of titles in continuity of Sméagol/Gollum's adventure in Middle-earth, i.e. 4 new titles communicated last February.
A game of wild ambition
But Embracer does not intend to stop there, since we have just learned that a brand new game is on the way, according to a press release. presented by Amazon Games.A game that will be the product of a collaboration between Amazon Games and Embracer Group via Middle-Earth Enterprises, and will be developed; by the Amazon Games studio in Orange County, behind the games New World and Killer Instinct.
According to the press release, an agreement would therefore have been reached. found between Amazon Games and Embracer Group for the development of a massively multiplayer online game based on about The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. coming will be a persistent open-world MMORPG set in Middle-earth, picking up the beloved stories of Hobbit and Lord of the rings, the literary trilogy.
Giving players a new take on The Lord of the Rings has long been the goal. a wish of our team, and we are honored and grateful that Middle-earth Enterprises trusts us to bring to life; this iconic world. We are also delighted to develop our relationship with Embracer Group, following our deal on Tomb Raider last year, as they have proven to be great collaborators.” reads the release.
The giant did not fail to communicate its enormous ambition for this future title, and for its license in general.It must be said that the firm of Jeff Bezos has invested enormously in his series The Rings of Powerlast year, a staggering $450 million, making it the most expensive series of all time. And despite the relative failure of its project, the firm continues to wanting to capitalize on the universe created; by J.R.R Tolkien & agrave; through the video game medium.
The world of Middle-earth continues to be fertile ground for creators, and Amazon Games has a true passion for developing captivating and immersive worlds to play. into the hands of the general public”, explained Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode. “We have a clear ambition to create the best quality entertainment products. whether we are using in-house resources or teaming up with the best partners in the industry to complement our capabilities. We're taking all the necessary steps to deliver an MMO that will do justice to the game. the incredibly rich universe of Middle-earth, to delight players around the world. “
This is a new collaboration between Amazon and Embracer Group. developing the next Tomb Raider game.
The release reveals that the game is currently in its infancy. play worldwide on PC and new-gen consoles, and additional details, such as launch date, will be shared later.