Amazon cancels its Lord of the Rings game

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The cancellation of the MMO was caused by a dispute between Amazon and Tencent

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Amazon Game Studios has canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO.

According to Bloomberg, the title’s cancellation was the result of failed negotiations between Tencent and Amazon.

The latter announced the project in 2019 as a partnership with Leyou Technologies’ publishing label, Athlon Games. Leyou was acquired by Tencent in 2020, leading to new contract negotiations between Amazon and its new partner. The two parties reportedly couldn’t agree on the terms, which ultimately led to the game’s cancellation.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the information

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