Company Middle-Earth has signed a multi-year license agreement with Athlon Games to develop new game on the universe of the fantasy works of J. J. R. R. Tolkien’s “the Lord of the rings”, reports THR.
Massively multiplayer online game will take place in middle-earth long before the events described in the book, and will allow fans to explore the land, people, and creatures never seen before.
The exact release date and other details are still unknown. Latest MMORPG in the universe of Lord of the rings, entitled the Lord of the Rings Online came out in 2007.
Middle-earth Enterprises company producer Saul Santa with headquarters located in Berkeley, California, which for more than forty years, owns exclusive rights to certain literary works of J. R. R. Tolkien, including “the Lord of the rings” and “Hobbit”. Athlon Games – a company owned by the Chinese holding Leyou Technologies.
As previously reported, Amazon is planning to release at least five seasons of the series “the Lord of the rings”. Taking into account the cost of special effects, actors work and the cost of production and marketing of the project budget could reach $ 1 billion (previously reported $ 500 million.), making it the most expensive in television history. The writers of the new project will be John D. Payne and Patrick McKay.