Welcome every player back to our daily game news! Recently, Amazon has cancelled the development of the “Lord of the Rings” MMO jointly developed with Leyou Technology. The company announced the project as early as 2019 with Athlon Games, a subsidiary of Leyou Technology, and plans to make it a free game for PCs and consoles.
It is reported that after Tencent acquired Leyou Technology in December 2020, there was a dispute in the contract negotiation between Tencent and Amazon, which led to the cancellation of the game development. So far, 5 Amazon games have been cancelled or “died” after being announced.
The representative of the spokesperson added that the team from the Lord of the Rings project will still develop other games for the company, and said: “We like the IP “Lord of the Rings” very much, but we are very sad and disappointed that we cannot bring this game to everyone in the world.”
Nintendo of the United States sued Gary Bowser, 51, who holds Canadian citizenship and is alleged to be a member of the Switch hacker development team Xecuter. It is reported that Xecuter is famous for selling NS modchips, and they have more than a dozen members all over the world. Nintendo hopes to claim $2,500 for each device that is illegally sold. Then claims for each infringement of 150,000 US dollars, and completely shut down Bowser’s operation/business.
The US government has also filed multiple federal charges against Gary Bowser and his team members, 48 years old French Max Louarn from Avignon, and 35 years old Chen Yuanning from Shenzhen, China.
Team Xecuter may be known for selling Nintendo Switch modchips, but they have been doing it in their operation for many years, selling mod chips that were already on the original Xbox console.
The Xecuter team has more than a dozen members around the world, including developers, website designers, manufacturers, and distributors of manufacturing equipment. Team Xecuter uses a variety of product names for its devices, such as Gateway 3DS, theStargate, the TrueBlue Mini, the Classic2Magic, and SX series devices (including SX OS, SX Pro, SX Lite, and SX Core).
Secondly, a few days ago, some fans initiated a petition for the sequel of “Days Gone” on the petition website. Jeff Ross, the producer of “Days Gone” also participated in and forwarded this petition. More than 37,000 people have now participated in the petition. Also, former creative director and screenwriter John Garvin said in an interview that Sony now values Metacritic’s scores very much. If your game scores only 70 on Metacritic, you can hardly be a creative director for too long.
However, the signing of a certain number of signatures on the petition does not mean that Days Gone 2 will suddenly be put into any production, but it does will let Sony know more about their players, fans, and how many of them want to see the game’s sequel to be released. Apparently, the petition right now is very close to 40,000 people. And the next target of 50,000 people will likely be reached soon. But these goals will not necessarily change too much, but if it has more petitioners, the more likely Sony will see it and starts to consider it.
And even if the petition influences Sony by any chance, it is unlikely that there will be any more statements in the future. After all, it has been revealed before that Days Gone 2 is impossible to be produced, and since the game was launched, Sony Bend has moved from one project to another, while worrying about being acquired by Naughty Dog.
Damn, I can't believe this Days Gone petition is rapidly approaching one of the top signed petitions on https://t.co/uvgcQWItnB. Please jump on there and help push it over the 25k mark! #DaysGone #PlayStation @hermenhulst pic.twitter.com/ftaMbVPgF5
— Jeff Ross (@JakeRocket) April 16, 2021