Amazon Cancels Tencent’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Online RPG


According to Bloomberg, Amazon has pulled the plug on the planned online role-playing game based on the Lord of the Rings series. The game was originally announced in 2019 and had been in development between Amazon Game Studios and Leyou Technologies Holdings, which was recently bought by Tencent Holdings. The purchase caused a dispute between Amazon and Tencent which lead to the games cancellation after contract negotiations stalled.

Amazon is putting a lot of cash behind the LotR franchise, initially spending $250 million to secure the rights and then invested $465 million in the first season of the new series, as The Hollywood Reporter recently confirmed.

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