Amazon reportedly canceled its long-awaited MMO game “Lord of the Rings,” making it the latest game on the tech giant’s ever-growing list of unreleased items. However, the cancellation of this game appears to be due to contractual disputes, rather than problems caused by creating products that meet quality standards.
Bloomberg reported on April 17 that joint developer Leyou Technologies had problems after Tencent acquired it in December. So Amazon and Tencent could not reach an agreement to further develop the game, the game was also jointly developed by Amazon’s internal team, so it was forced to cancel. According to a statement from Amazon to Bloomberg, the internal team will move to other projects.
Leyou is the parent company of Warframe Digital Extremes developer and Gears Tactics Splash Damage studio. He also owns a stake in the “Certain Affinity” studio, which has done extensive work to support the development of the Halo series. Multiplayer games like Breakaway and Crucible have been completely canceled, the latter was released after being severely criticized before being released. The other two projects were obviously canceled, and MMO New World has been repeatedly postponed. It is now August.
However, Amazon still spent a lot of money on another “Lord of the Rings” project. The first season of the upcoming show “Lord of the Rings” reportedly cost $ 465 million, which is a staggering figure, and the series will be included in the Amazon Prime membership for free.