Amazon’s New World MMO has proven to be rather popular, with the game’s closed beta topping the Steam sales charts for multiple weeks in a row. All of this user data appears to have made the studio realise that they need more time to work on the game, as New World has been delayed.
Making the announcement on their Twitter, the official New World account said “We are humbled by the support New World received from players around the world throughout Closed Beta. During Beta, more than a million adventurers played more than 16 million total hours. Thanks to your support, New World became one of the most watched games on Twitch, and one of the most played games on Steam. The passion and enthusiasm you've shown for New World validates the work we've put in over the past year, improving the game based on your feedback.”
Explaining the reason for the delay, the team said, “Along the way, you've also given us a ton of feedback that we'll use to make New World even better. We want New World's launch to be a smooth and fun experience for all players, and that means making some improvements based on what you encountered during Closed Beta. So we're going to take a few extra weeks to smash bugs, improve stability, and polish the game. New World's new global launch date is September 28, 2021.”
They concluded by saying, “This was not an easy decision to make. We know this isn't the first time we've changed our launch date in pursuit of quality, and that it can be disappointing to wait a bit longer. But we want to be sure we deliver you the highest quality game possible at launch. Thank you for your support and feedback. We're listening. We'll see you in Aeternum.”
As mentioned, this isn’t the first time that New World has been delayed. It was originally intended to release in May before being pushed back until the 31st of August. This latest delay is much less substantial, and so hopefully it will be the game’s last.
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