Alex Xu, CEO of Leyou, said he wanted to work with Amazon for its “customer obsession, technology, and talented teams.”
There is a “strong leadership team” in place to push forward the new game, Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Game Studios, said, with the studio also growing its team to build the game.
“Tolkien’s Middle-earth is one of the richest fictional worlds in history, and it gives our team of experienced MMO developers — from the same studio developing New World — tremendous opportunity to play and create,” Hartmann said Wednesday.
The announcement comes a month after Amazon Game Studios laid off employees “to prioritize development of New World, Crucible and new unannounced projects we’re excited to reveal in the future.”
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