Here’s a recent trend in videogame discourse: now, whenever a game is delayed, the immediate response from a large segment of the audience is, ‘Good – better that it be delayed than be another Cyberpunk‘. CD Projekt Red made such a big mess they’ve inadvertently made life easier for other devleopers!
So it is with New World, the much-delayed MMO from Amazon Games Studios. It’s been delayed again and is now due to launch in August.
The news comes about six months after a preview event involving thousands of players, and lots of feedback and data for developers to gather.
The upshot of that data is that while Amazon Game Studios has polished and expanded the combat system and weapon variety, and added other new features, it’s still not ready to hit its previously announced spring 2021 launch. New World gets another six months of work then, with a closed beta beginning on July 20. Those who have pre-ordered New World will get access to the closed beta.
On top of what players have already seen (including our own Chris), this beta will include an endgame zone with an “exiled empress” (Ebonscale Reach), five-player instanced PvE dungeons (Expeditions), and a 20v20 Outpust Rush mode in which teams clash over strongholds in a “primordial river basin.”
Amazon Games Studios have had a lot of bad press recently, with multiple reports of dysfunction explaining the failure and cancellation of the megacorp’s other games, including MOBA Breakaway and hero shooter Crucible. Amazon say they’re not going to give up, but New World is their only remaining announced game.
Despite those other flops, and the frequent delays to New World, I don’t think this game is circling the drain. There is an appetite for MMOs of this scale and almost no one else is making new games like this. I’ve also read positive feedback from folks who played it during one beta or another. I can picture New World launching to modest success and having enough momentum to keep updating, at least.
New World was one of the first three PC games that Amazon Game Studios announced it was developing, back at TwitchCon 2016. Of the other two, Breakaway (a multiplayer brawler) was canceled during development, and Crucible (a free-to-play multiplayer shooter) launched in beta last year before its studio announced development would end in October.
New World boasts 50-on-50, siege-style combat set in a fictionalized continent resembling the one conquered by European explorers in the 1500s and 1600s. With such a premise raising eyebrows, Amazon Game Studios has repeatedly pointed out that it is not intending to make a historical presentation; supernatural, nonhuman forces form the PvE adversaries, and player factions will be according to rival guilds (or “companies”) rather than nationalities.
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