An Amazon spokesperson said that Amazon’s video game division has cancelled online role-playing games based on the fantasy series “Lord of the Rings”, which was announced in 2019.

The game has already been developed in Amazon Game Studios together with Leyou Technology Company based in China, which was acquired by Chinese technology giant Tencent in December.

Bloomberg reported earlier on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter, that the resulting contract negotiations led to a dispute between Amazon and Tencent, which ultimately led to the cancellation of the game.

An Amazon spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters: “Following Leyou’s recent acquisition by Tencent, we are currently unable to obtain the conditions to continue the title.”

She said that the Amazon team engaged in games will move to other projects.

Since its launch in 2014, Amazon Game Studios has been working hard to release a successful video game.

According to Bloomberg News, the company has cancelled the previously announced game Breakaway and Crucible, and its other game, New World, has been repeatedly postponed.

Bloomberg said earlier this year that Amazon’s video game division has been struggling due to mismanagement and cultural conflicts between the principles of game developers and the company.

Amazon’s incoming CEO Andy Jassy said earlier this year that he is committed to the video game division, which is responsible for the outgoing CEO and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos). ) Was established under the leadership of.

Thomson Reuters 2021 ©


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