Amazon Game Studios have announced another delay in the release date for their fantasy MMORPG New World.
New World launches September 28th on Windows PC (via Steam).
This is the fourth delay, with the first pushing it from May 2020 to August 2020, then to spring 2021, then August 31st, 2021. The announcement states the delay comes after feedback from the closed beta, with the extra time spent to “smash bugs, improve stability, and polish the game.”
Amazon Games Studios also state that over a million players have played a total of 16 million hours, and the game became the most watched on Twitch.
Feedback from the closed beta may have included the recently reported allegations that the game was causing EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards to overheat and brick. Amazon Game Studios later stated that even though the issue was not wide spread, and that the closed beta was safe to play, a patch was released to cap the frame rate to reassure players.
The constant delays may also be a sign that Amazon is learning their lesson, after their free-to-play shooter Cruicible was shut down months after launch. Our review noted the sparse playerbase and unbalanced characters, among other issues making it hard to recommend. The game’s development team was moved onto New World.
As previously reported, players are colonists exploring the world of Aeturnum; a new frontier Age of Discovery-inspired land. However, there are fantastical and horrific forces stopping them.
The Corrupted take the dead men and beasts, and use their bodies to repel the new settlers. Shipwrecked, players make their stand on this new land in real-time combat with sword, spell, or pistol.