Amazon delays its MMO, New World, to 2021

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An armored archer aims his bow in a screenshot from Amazon Game Studios’ New World

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Amazon Game Studios announced Friday that it’s delaying its massively multiplayer on-line game New World to spring 2021. It’s the second delay for New World this yr; in April, Amazon pushed the game back from its unique May launch window to Aug. 25.

Rich Lawrence, studio director at Amazon Game Studios, mentioned the developer delayed New World to 2021 based mostly on participant suggestions and the workforce’s need to create extra late-game content material for the MMO.

“When we examined the feedback we received over the last several months from our Alpha audience, we saw that players like the game, and they would like to see even more of it,” Lawrence mentioned. “In specific, we wish to make sure that essentially the most devoted gamers have loads of center and endgame experiences as they enterprise by means of Aeternum. We need our gamers to really feel fully immersed within the game, and know that our studio stands for high quality and lasting gameplay you’ll be able to belief — and meaning added time to get issues the place we wish them earlier than we absolutely launch.

“As a result, we will be changing our launch date — and correspondingly, our final beta test — to spring 2021. We don’t make the decision lightly, and we have urgency about getting the game to you as quickly as possible at the best quality — with some additions that will make the experience even better.”

News of New World’s delay comes shortly after a serious launch change to Amazon Game Studios’ MOBA-style shooter, Crucible. After releasing Crucible to the public in May, developer Relentless Studios introduced the game was being put back into closed beta. Amazon equally struggled to search out success with its multiplayer fantasy brawler Breakaway, which the corporate canceled in 2018 after an attempted overhaul of the mission.