Always Online Podcast: Amazon Games LOTR & VP Smack Talks LOTRO, Overwatch 2 PvE Canceled, Bloodhunt, And Tarisland Ep 474

There's a TON of news this week as Amazon Games announces that MMOs are back on the menu, boys! A new deal with Embracer group means work is beginning on a new Lord of the Rings (LOTR) based MMO and the New World team heads up the project as the VP throws a little smack at LOTRO. Overwatch 2 decided NOT to do the entire reason they gave for Overwatch 2 being a thing by ending the PvE plans they originally had, and Bloodhunt goes into maintenance mode! All that and more on this week's Always Online!

Don't miss ANY LIVE show of ours! Follow our Twitch Page!

This show is also available via Spotify and iTunes!

Discussion Timestamps:

00:00 Show Intro

02:37 Big MMO News (Amazon Games' LOTR MMO and Overwatch 2 PvE)

31:05 Coming Soon (WoW Classic Hardcore, Tarisland, and More)

40:04 Farewell or See You Later (Bloodhunt Maintenance Mode, Nightingale Delayed, and More)

45:49 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb) And Question Of The Week

If you have submissions for the show's Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover. Always Online (formerly the Free-To-Play Cast) is the official podcast (and videocast) of about multiplayer online games. Always Online takes on the week's biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

Share this Video:

Discussion (1)

rukia_yphanh2002 11 months ago
QOTW: I have no faith whatsoever when Amazon develop Lord of The Rings. Like Q said: Amazon seems to want everything under it belt ( New World, LoTR, Lost Protocal,...) and God know how many things they are planning and/or in progress of acquiring it . I want to give an example: League of legends ( LOL team), they are a game company with huge succeed to begin with and how long have it been since we heard about LOL MMO? We don't even see that game coming yet. Yah... Amazon making new LOTR MMO. Thanks but no thanks. I would rather is the "New genesis" ( PSO2 reference, remaster) treatment of the old LOTR MMO.

Watch Next

You May Enjoy