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Amazon cancel their Lord Of The Rings MMO

Amazon’s beleaguered video games division have cancelled another project, this time their MMO based on The Lord Of The Rings. They announced it in 2019 as a collaboration as a Chinese company Leyou, who were then bought by Tencent last year – which apparently caused problems. Now the game is off, and the team are being moved to other projects. Read more

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Tencent now own Digital Extremes and Splash Damage

Chinese media conglomerate Tencent have bought Leyou, a name which might not mean much to you but you’ll know some of their subsidiaries: Warframe developers Digital Extremes, and Dirty Bomb devs Splash Damage. Both those studios have issued statements saying hey, don’t sweat it, this will be fine. (more…)