The online role-playing game “Lord of the Rings” announced by Amazon in 2019 became louder Bloomberg Set. The reason for this is a dispute in contract negotiations with Chinese Internet giant Tencent, which was involved in the development of the game, in which no agreement was reached.
No agreement with Tencent
Amazon Games originally developed a free-to-play online role-playing game from the Heart of the Rings universe with China-based Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited. In 2014 Leyou Technologies played or bought bets across various game developers – including Splash Damage, which was included in Gears of War titles, and developed multiplayer maps and digital extremes for Doom 3, a development in the University series Were included.
Leyou Technologies was eventually acquired by Tencent in late 2020 for $ 1.5 billion. Amazon spokesman confirmed According to BloombergTo the point that it was not possible to agree on any condition to continue work on the title. You love the Lord of the Rings and are disappointed not to be able to publish the game. The Amazon team that worked on the game would be moved to other projects.
Amazon Game Studio Causes Problems
Amazon founded Amazon Game Studio in 2012. Unlike the online trading platform with its prime offshoot and live streaming platform Twitch, Amazon Game Studio has had some failures in the past. In addition to discontinuing the Lord of the Rings game, the free-to-play multiplayer shooter “Crucible” was discontinued only four months later in November 2020. The online role-playing game “New World” announced for May 26, 2020 has already been postponed several times and is now announced for August 31, 2021.
The reason for the postponement of “New World” is the reaction of players after the alpha version released in 2019, according to which Amazon Games want to reverse the whole concept of online role-playing games and make the game deeper. Amazon uses its own 3D engine Lumbrard for “New World”.