The Lord of the Rings MMO: Platforms & gameplay features

The Lord of the Rings MMO: Platforms & gameplay features
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


15th May 2023 16:35


Amazon Games and Embracer Group has made the announcement that an untitled The Lord of the Rings MMO is in development by the team behind New World, giving fans of the iconic fantasy franchise another chance to dive into Middle-Earth.

According to the press release, the game is in the "early stages of production", meaning we don't have a lot of information to go off, but there are some details we can shed some light on.

So, if you're interested in The Lord of the Rings MMO, have a look at everything we know so far.

  • The development team for this Lord of the Rings MMO also made New World, which recently started its first Season.

Is there a Lord of the Rings MMO release date?

promotional image of The Hobbit movie
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Currently, there is no release date for The Lord of the Rings MMO, and we have no vague release window either, making it hard to speculate on a date.

Considering it's in early production still, it could be years away from release. The press release that announced the game also revealed that information about launch timing will come at a later date, so we'll make sure to update this guide once details are public.

The Lord of the Rings MMO gameplay

an image of Frodo holding the One Ring in LOTR: Return of the King
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Details about gameplay for the new The Lord of the Rings game are also sparse currently. We know it's set to be an open-world MMO set in a persistent Middle-Earth, meaning it will likely take some inspiration from New World, which was also developed by Amazon Studios. 

The press release also confirms the game will feature the "beloved stories of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings literary trilogy", which means it could take place concurrently with the events in the books. However, both books take place roughly 100 years apart, so we're unsure how this would be replicated in gameplay.

The Lord of the Rings MMO platforms

The game's only confirmed platform so far is PC, though the press release mentions it will launch on consoles too. Considering we have no timeline on the release, it could be an exclusive for the currently unannounced next-gen consoles.

For more MMO guides, keep reading GGRecon.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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