Lord Of The Rings MMO Has Been Cancelled Because Of Leyou And Amazon Squabble
Lord Of The Rings MMO Has Been Cancelled Because Of Leyou And Amazon Squabble.
MMOBEEP found out that the free-to-play Lord of the Rings MMO game Unveiled by Leyou Technologies in 2018 and was co-developed and co-published by Amazon Games in 2019 has been discontinued.
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reports that the game was canceled later after Tencent procured Leyou late last year. That ended in a “dispute” between Tencent and Amazon that could not be settled, with an Amazon spokesperson stating that “we have been unable to secure terms to proceed with this title at this time.”
The Amazon employees who were making the game were to be re-assigned to different projects.
“We love the Lord of the Rings IP and are disappointed that we won’t be conducting this game to consumers,”
the spokesperson stated.
Usually, an American game company not working with Tencent would direct people to accuse the company. Nevertheless, given Amazon’s abysmal record at manufacturing games Breakaway’s and Crucible’s cancellations, also including New World’s setbacks, they haven’t gained the benefit of the doubt. In addition to New World, they’re working to be the publisher for Smilegate’s Lost Ark, but it’s challenging to feel optimistic about each venture.