The videogame editor Athlon Games and the online store Amazon have announced a new free video game of The Lord of the rings. It is a Massively Online Multiplayer (MMO) title in the style of World of Warcraft and The Elder Scrolls Online, although based on the Middle Earth of J.R.R. Tolkien.
This new video game of The Lord of the Rings, which has not yet an official name, will reach Playstation 4, Xbox One Y PC on a date yet to be determined. The fact that Amazon Game Studios participate in the project means that you will have a large budget, it will be a AAA title.
Both companies have agreed with Middle-earth Enterprises, the company that owns all the copyrights related to Tolkien's work, a long-term license. The objective of this title of The Lord of the Rings is to be a game as a service that lasts several years.
Athlon has chosen not to buy the licenses of the films because their goal is to tell a story different from the one we already know. According to the developer, the events of this new title will take place before the arrival of men. It will be set in the Second Age, many years before the events of the Peter Jackson movies.