Amazon & Tencent Cancels The Lord of Rings MMORPG

The Lord of the Rings MMORPG that has been in development by Leyou Technologies and Amazon Games Studios since 2018 has been canceled.

According to Bloomberg, the game was canceled after a dispute between Tencent and Amazon after Tencent acquired Leyou last year.

“The game had been in development at Amazon Game Studios alongside the China-based Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd., which was purchased by conglomerate Tencent Holdings Ltd. in December. The resulting contract negotiations led to a dispute between Amazon and Tencent that eventually caused the game’s cancellation, said people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the issue.”

The team at Amazon Game Studios that were working on the titles will be assigned to other titles that the studio is currently working on.

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