It has been revealed this week that a new free to play Lord Of The Rings MMO is currently under development and will be launching on both PC and consoles in the near future. The new game will offer a “AAA experience”, and will enable players to encounter “lands, people and creatures never seen before by fans” of the Lord Of The Rings and J R R Tolkien books and realms.
“It’s a singular opportunity to work closely with Middle-earth Enterprises to create a completely new experience for fans of the landmark fantasy work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and we are excited about the resurgence of interest in The Lord of the Rings IP,” said Dave Miller, president, Athlon Games. “This, along with several other major properties Athlon is working with, will help us to further our goal of creating AAA cooperative console and PC experiences that gamers will want to play for years to come.”
The game is currently under development by Athlon Games a subsidiary company of Chinese publisher Leyou Technologies, owner of Warframe developer Digital Extremes and Splash Damage. For more details jump over to the official announcement by Leyou Technologies today by following the link below.
“We are extremely pleased to work with Athlon Games to create a new, immersive game experience, exploring epic regions in Middle-earth during the years leading to the events of The Lord of the Rings,” said Fredrica Drotos, Chief Brand & Licensing Officer at Middle-earth Enterprises. “Athlon’s game will allow millions of Middle-earth fans throughout the world a unique opportunity for fellowship and epic exploration.”
As soon as more details are announced regards the new Lord Of The Rings MMO we will keep you up to speed as always.