Amazon's MMORPG reception does not go as expected and New World is postponed to the end of September
With only a few weeks to go, Amazon decided to take another month to polish their MMORPG. New World, before releasing the official version. announced today on Twitter, the next MMO will now be released on September 28th instead of its previously planned date of August 31st. New World's Twitter account made a statement along with the announcement of the delay. Announcing the release date change is due to player feedback during the beta.
In addition, the studio revealed over one million players logged into the beta and collectively played for over 25 million hours, a number provided by a New World representative. Amazon Games also talks about the New World being very popular on Twitch and Steam compared to the beta. See the release:
“Along the way, you've also given us a lot of feedback that we'll use to make New World even better. We want the launch of New World to be a smooth and fun experience for all players, and that means making some improvements based on what you found during the Closed Beta. So, let's take a few extra weeks to destroy bugs, improve stability, and perfect the game. The new global launch date for the New World is September 28, 2021.”
A message from the New World team.
Is New World Delayed Again?
Delaying the game a few weeks is not enough time to make the most in-depth revisions to the game. However, putting the new date so close to the original release means that Amazon Games believes it can respond to some of the community's comments and fix some of those issues it poses.
It is possible to see in the game that there is still a lack of polishing and balancing, as we make clear in our Build Guides. In both cases, both in Archer and Tanker, and even in the next ones that we could share with you, it is remarkable to see that, for example, the Ax is a very unbalanced weapon and the Berserk tree provides extra advantages over players. It is very likely that this weapon will undergo several readjustments. So, if you were excited about the possibility of going out and killing everyone with your hatchet, this postponement is, of course, a bucket of cold water.
In addition, the Amazon team also recognized that there is a long way to go to launch the final product as they want and that delays and delays can be an issue: “We know this is not the first time we have changed our release date in pursuit of quality and it can be disappointing to wait a little longer. But we want to make sure we deliver the highest quality game possible to you at launch. Thanks for your support and feedback. We're listening.”
New World is set in the mid-1600s, where players colonize a fictional land called Aeternum, created in the mold of British America, along the Atlantic Ocean. Players can mine resources, craft items, and fight with and against other players.
For thousands of years, the mysterious island of Aeternum was the source of fantastic legends – and now you've found it. Shipwrecked, without supplies or allies, you'll need to make your way into a dangerous world where the fundamental laws of life and death don't apply. Magic flows through Aeternum. Brings life: miraculous healing, reanimation of the dead and strange flora with magical properties. And that brings horror: the power to wreak unspeakable destruction and the slow wear and tear of the soul through countless cycles of death and resurrection.
In such a land, your destiny is whatever you make of it.
Now, leave it there in the comments: What do you think of New World? Did you manage to play the beta? Are you enjoying the game? You can enjoy and read more about MMOs on our website.