New World Launch Delayed To Spring 2021 Says Amazon Game Studios
Amazon Game Studios’ 17th century survival MMORPG, New World, was initially scheduled for release in May but was pushed back to August 25th because of the challenges the team faced amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. Now the studio says that they will again be delaying the game’s official launch to Spring 2021.
“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.”
According to Studio Director Rich Lawrence, they needed more time to incorporate tester feedback and to add more features to the game. “[. . .] We want to ensure that the most dedicated players have plenty of middle and endgame experiences as they venture through Aeternum,” he said. “We want our players to feel completely immersed in the game, and know that our studio stands for quality and lasting gameplay you can trust — and that means added time to get things where we want them before we fully release.”
To thank the community for their continued support, Amazon will be giving players who signed up for beta and pre-ordered the game to try the full game out in its current state starting on August 25th. Eligible players will be sent an email on how to get in.
Head over to the New World official site for more info.