Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMO

Will I be able to import my existing characters?

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Amazon still hasn’t managed to release any of the games they were working on yet correct?

Amazon is working on games?

Amazon is working on all the things

Do we really need another Lord of the Rings MMO? Does anyone want this?

Amazon should have acquired Kingdoms of Amalur from 38 Studios and made that MMO.

At an undisclosed meeting at Amazon HQ, sometime past:

Clueless Amazon Exec: We need a super hot setting for our first MMO. Something really catchy and hip.
Chinese developer: 你付我们多少钱?
Low paid translator: Something with dragons?
Clueless Amazon Exec: Of course! Dragons! But what’s the setting?
Chinese developer: 你很快付钱给我们?
Low paid translator: Uhhhhh, Lord of the Rings!
Clueless Amazon Exec: Exactly! That’s brilliant. Thanks for that idea! People will love this, especially because there aren’t many games out that use that setting!
Chinese developer: 你是个笨蛋

the mmo genre is NOW officailly dead

I will not be playing this…

well done Jeff Bezos, well done

I was wondering the same thing. Every single "Amazon Game Studios. . . " thread I can remember on here is basically

Post 1: AMAZEBALLS OLDSCHOOL DEV joins with EXTRAORDINARY TECH TOOL to create BELOVED UPDATE TO EXISTING GAMING PARADIGM.

Posts 2-8: Oh, neat.

TWO YEARS LATER

Post 9: Other studios that have licensed EXTRAORDINARY TECH TOOL report major issues, are switching to alternatives.

Posts 10-14: Oh, that sucks. I’m really hoping this still comes out, though.

TWO YEARS LATER

Post 15: AMAZEBALLS OLDSCHOOL DEV has left Amazon Game Studios. The future of BELOVED UPDATE TO AN EXISTING GAMING PARADIGM is now in question. Amazon has no comment.

Posts 16-18: Dammit

TWO YEARS LATER

cobwebs

A free-to-play MMO, being created by a studio whose track record is basically that awful Grand Tour game, in conjunction with a new publisher whose parent company was primarily a chicken supplier less than five years ago. Colour me hyped, son.

You guys know Leyou owns over 60% of Digital Extremes, right? The Warframe folks?

Don’t forget, since it’s amazon that means they are making the MMO with the sweet sweet Lumberyard engine. I hear it’s great for MMOs.

Indeed, purchased a couple years after Warframe came out. They also own Splash Damage.

The chicken supplier thing I mostly added for humour purposes, though it does make clear that their nascent track record in gaming is essentially “we haven’t messed up Warframe (yet?)”. And Athlon Games, their new publishing label, basically has no track record of any kind.

Amazon Game Studios, on the other hand, have one bad racing game, and a bunch of unreleased projects to their name. I think they were formed, at least partly, from the studio that made that Killer Instinct game on Xbox One? And I believe they also made that Strider reboot. Though they were merged into AGS, so I have no idea to what extent that crew still exist within it.

Star Citizen is going to look great on it, when they finally release it a few years after the technological singularity.

I thought maybe they would be leveraging the LOTR series they’re making for Amazon Prime but the article specifically says the game and the series are being developed independently. So I don’t get it.

Wake me up in 2024 when the game hits beta or is cancelled.

You are incredibly optimistic to think either of those is going to happen by 2024, I love optimism!!! I was thinking…this will probably get canned with a weird tweet at 2 in the morning sometime in 2025, but now, I have hope that it may actually hit beta!!!

Thank you for making me remember that it’s not 100% certain this is vaporware!

I initially put 2023 but thought that was too optimistic!

lol. Once again, your optimism is driving the bus.

Spanish post:

El otro LOTRO.

I trough we stopped making or caring about MMO’s in 2014? *checks google thrend* in 2011.

https://trends.google.es/trends/explore?date=all&geo=ES&q=mmorpg,battle%20royale,moba

I just hope it’s not short…