Amazon’s Lord of the Rings MMO is hiring, online shooter Crucible gets a launch window


We are still largely in the dark when it comes to Amazon Game Studio’s upcoming Lord of the Rings MMO, but a new job posting at least lights a match to let us see a faint outline of this mysterious project.

Amazon is putting a call out for a senior character artist to join the team and work to flesh out the inhabitants of this setting. “As a senior character artist, you will collaborate with our designers and engineers to create fascinating heroes, unsettling enemies, and breathtaking cinematic characters in a variety of gameplay settings,” the studio posted.

This posting lines up with several from last year that showed the studio ramping up work on the project. Amazon joined forces with China’s Leyou to create the massively multiplayer title for both PC and console.

In another one of Amazon’s game projects, its online shooter Crucible (no relation to the Destiny 2 mode) finally has a launch window. The studio is going to be releasing it next month. Crucible welds together parts of PvE shooters and battle royales while also adding in a “game master” who runs interference with Twitch during matches. This announcement follows a series of delays from March to April and now to May. So far, Amazon hasn’t done much in the way of previews or public testing for the title.

Source: Amazon, Game Rant
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