The cancellation is the latest bad news for a company that has had little success with game development. It cancelled Breakaway in 2018 after a lack of progress, and it dropped Crucible after poor feedback during testing. Another MMO, New World, has faced multiple delays and isn’t expected to launch until the end of August. While Amazon remains committed to its Game Studios efforts, they clearly haven’t delivered results quickly.
Not that Amazon is a rush. The internet giant is pinning most of its Lord of the Rings hopes on its Prime Video series. The game would have been a convenient complement to the show, but there’s little doubt that it would have earned far less money. This is mostly disappointing for fans. While it wouldn’t be the only LotR online game, Amazon’s clout and series tie-in could have made it a mainstream success.
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