Amazon's Lord of the Rings MMOG Cancelled

Amazon's rough go at the video game industry isn't getting any smoother, as the etail giant has cancelled plans for a free-to-play Lord of the Rings MMOG that was announced in 2019. The game's co-developer, Leyou Technologies, was acquired by Tencent late last year. Now Amazon confirms to Bloomberg this ended up throwing the Lord of the Rings game into Mount Doom:
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that after Tencent’s acquisition of Leyou, “we have been unable to secure terms to proceed with this title at this time.”

The Amazon team working on the game will be moved to other projects. “We love the Lord of the Rings IP, and are disappointed that we won’t be bringing this game to customers,” the spokesperson for the Seattle-based company said in a statement.