Amazon’s online game division has canceled a web-based role-playing recreation primarily based on the fantasy collection Lord of the Rings, which was introduced in 2019, an Amazon spokeswoman mentioned.
The ensuing contract negotiations led to a dispute between Amazon and Tencent that finally induced the sport’s cancellation, Bloomberg reported earlier on Saturday, citing individuals acquainted with the matter.
“Following Leyou’s recent acquisition by Tencent, we have been unable to secure terms to proceed with this title at this time”, the Amazon spokeswoman mentioned in a press release emailed to Reuters.
The Amazon workforce engaged on the sport will probably be moved to different tasks, she mentioned.
Amazon Game Studios has struggled to launch a profitable online game since its launch in 2014.
The firm has canceled beforehand introduced video games Breakaway and Crucible, whereas one other of its video games, New World, has been delayed repeatedly, Bloomberg reported.
Amazon’s online game division has struggled due to mismanagement and cultural clashes between recreation builders and the corporate’s rules, Bloomberg mentioned earlier this yr.
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