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Amazon cancels Lord of the Rings MMORPG

Contract disputes are to blame.

Amazon has been forced to cancel a planned Lord of the Rings MMORPG after a contract dispute with Tencent.

Amazon announced the game around two years ago, one that was in development at the China-based Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd. Leyou was then purchased by juggernaut Tencent Holdings and it’s here where negotiations fell apart.

Speaking with Bloomberg, an Amazon spokesperson said that the company had “been unable to secure terms to proceed with this title at this time.”

The source continued on to say that they “love the Lord of the Rings IP, and are disappointed that we won’t be bringing this game to customers.”

If you’re looking for a Lord of the Rings fix, don’t fret: The Lord of the Rings Gollum is expected in 2022, an effort of both Daedalic and Nacon.

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