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Leyou And Amazon's F2P Lord Of The Rings MMO Has Been Cancelled

Leyou And Amazon's F2P Lord Of The Rings MMO Has Been Cancelled

The free-to-play Lord of the Rings MMO game that was announced by Leyou Technologies in 2018 and said to be co-developed and co-published by Amazon Games in 2019 has been cancelled. Bloomberg's Jason Schreier reports that t...

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Tencent Finalizing Plans To Purchase Leyou Technologies For $1.3 Billion

Tencent Finalizing Plans To Purchase Leyou Technologies For $1.3 Billion

After having several months with an exclusive negotiating window, Tencent is finally wrapping up its acquisition of Leyou Technologies.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
More On Daybreak's Acquisition: SSG Ownership, Sales Breakdowns, And A Marvel Game?

More On Daybreak's Acquisition: SSG Ownership, Sales Breakdowns, And A Marvel Game?

We're still trying to sort out all the fine points of Enad Global 7's acquisition of Daybreak Game Company yesterday.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Document Reveals Schedule For Athlon's LotR MMO; PC Open Beta In 2023

Document Reveals Schedule For Athlon's LotR MMO; PC Open Beta In 2023

With everything else that's happened this year, it might be hard to remember that there's a Lord of the Rings MMO in development by Athlon Games.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Amazon Ending Development On Crucible, Team Will Shift To Other Projects

Amazon Ending Development On Crucible, Team Will Shift To Other Projects

Less than half a year after its launch -- and three months after its un-launch and removal to closed beta -- Amazon Game Studios has announced that it is pulling the plug on Crucible.

By Jason Winter - 11 months ago
UPDATED: Tencent Enters Into Exclusive Negotiations To Acquire Leyou Technologies

UPDATED: Tencent Enters Into Exclusive Negotiations To Acquire Leyou Technologies

UPDATED, July 11: It looks like Tencent has procured an exclusive window to negotiate for the acquisition of Leyou.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Chinese Mobile Dev In Talks To Acquire 70% Of Digital Extremes' Owner Leyou Technologies

Chinese Mobile Dev In Talks To Acquire 70% Of Digital Extremes' Owner Leyou Technologies

Earlier this year, I poked fun at people who panicked over the 3% acquisition of Digital Extremes by Perfect World Entertainment back in 2014.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
LotRO Team Not Concerned About Competition, Has "A Good 20 Years" Worth Of Content Ideas

LotRO Team Not Concerned About Competition, Has "A Good 20 Years" Worth Of Content Ideas

In the Lord of the Rings books and movies, the climactic moment of Frodo destroying the One Ring is followed up with a lot more material -- about 20 minutes of film, and several more chapters of the book.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Destiny Diaries: Saving Earth, At My Own Pace

💣 Feature | Destiny Diaries: Saving Earth, At My Own Pace

Well, that was fast.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Amazon To Co-Develop And Co-Publish Leyou's Lord Of The Rings MMO

Amazon To Co-Develop And Co-Publish Leyou's Lord Of The Rings MMO

Last year, we learned about Athlon Games, a division of Leyou Technologies, that was formed primarily to work on a new "free-to-play massively multiplayer online video game based on The Lord of the Rings." Today, news came dow...

By Jason Winter - 2 years ago
LotRO Fans Get Reassurance From Middle-earth Enterprises

LotRO Fans Get Reassurance From Middle-earth Enterprises

Lord of the Rings Online fans have faced this question before: Will our game shut down?...

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
New F2P Lord of the Rings Online Game Coming From Leyou Technologies

New F2P Lord of the Rings Online Game Coming From Leyou Technologies

Six months ago, we learned about Athlon Games, a new development company created by Leyou Technologies, which owns Warframe developer Digital Extremes and Dirty Bomb maker Splash Damage.

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago
Digital Extremes, Splash Damage Owner Launches New Company In The U.S.

Digital Extremes, Splash Damage Owner Launches New Company In The U.S.

Leyou Technologies Inc., a Chinese producer of chicken products -- which, as you might recall, owns both Warframe developer Digital Extremes and Dirty Bomb maker Splash Damage -- has created a new company in the United States ...

By Jason Winter - 3 years ago

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