In addition to announcing the TV series on Prime Video service, Amazon also said its Game Studios is developing an online game set in the novel of writer J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. In 2014, Amazon announced the opening of the game with Amazon Game Studios, but during the 2013 E3 event, there were many developers of the game who were laid off, several unpublished projects were released. cancel. Part of this action by Amazon is said to focus on developing games that Amazon thinks will bring the most profit for this group.
The Lord of the Rings MMO is one of them.
It is currently being developed independently of The Lord of the Rings series, set before the original trilogy (starting with The Fellowship of the Ring and ending with The Return of the King), several thousand years before the journey of Frodo Baggins, Aragorn, Gandalf and his comrades. With the success of Game of Thrones, Amazon realized that a fictional series set in The Lord of the Rings could be successful.
The official name of the online game has not been announced by Amazon, along with the game's release period, and we only know the game will be on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and can add the Nintendo Switch. Game makers at Amazon Game Studios have had a history of working on blockbuster game projects like Destiny, Planetside, World of Warcraft or Rift.
Because games and TV series were developed independently, none of them "followed" any of them, Amazon would not have to worry about both works becoming bombs because they tried to do the same, but instead, they can make one of the works have more attention thanks to those who enjoy the rest. Curious movie viewers come to the game to play, and vice versa. Not to mention, The Lord of the Rings fans are already very crowded, Amazon just needs to create an excellent game, no worries no players.
Besides online games about The Lord of the Rings, Amazon is developing another MMO called New World, a team-based survival game that takes players to new lands.