The Lord of the Rings – New Free-to-Play MMORPG based on beloved IP announced

Leyou Technologies Holdings, the Chinese owner of Digital Extremes (Warframe), today announced it has struck a deal with Middle-earth Enterprises to develop a new MMORPG based on The Lord of the Rings. It seems that development and publishing duties will be taken care by Leyou’s subsidiary, Athlon Games, which was founded in California earlier this year. Athlon Games is led by Dave Miller, former VP of Globe Brand Marketing at Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), and Craig Mitchell, who was the former Director of Global Brand Marketing at WBIE. More details on Athlon Games here.