Fate appears not to be favorable to Amazon games seeing that one of these new projects, if not the most important, will be canceled. After accumulating delays in New World and Crucible’s cancellation, we learn from Bloomberg (in the person of Jason Schreier) that MMO The Lord of the Rings has joined the funeral list of projects that have been aborted. According to the most followed insiders in the video game industry, this unexpected cancellation is due to tensions between Amazon Games and Tencent, which has been financially involved in the project since the acquisition of Leyou Technologies. It was jointly developed by the studios Athlon Games, Digital Extremes (to which we particularly owe Warframe) and Splash Damage (Gears Tactics), Lord of the Rings MMO is actually the property of Leyou Technologies. Since this acquisition in December 2020, Tencent has clearly not found common ground with Amazon Games, and has been forced to abort a project that has been announced since 2019. It remains to be seen whether the decision is firm and final or whether there is an opportunity to resume the project if negotiations conclude. . For now, it’s clearly over.
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