Amazon Game Studios have announced today that it is, once again, pushing the release date of New World back after receiving feedback in Beta.
New World is a new MMORPG that tasks players with establishing a fictional base in the Atlantic, inspired by the Americas during its colonisation. Recently, the game had a closed beta. Amazon Game Studios have used feedback to delay the game and make some changes.
This is the most recent of multiple delays that have plagued the game’s development cycle. The developers stated, “We know that 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.” You can read the full message below.
How Many Delays Has New World Had?
New World was originally meant to be released in May 2020. However, the studio revealed they were hindered due to the coronavirus lockdowns. In July 2020, the studio declared that the game would be delayed until Spring 2021. Moreover, in February 2021, Amazon Games announced another delay until August 2021. Now, the most recent delay has shifted the release date to September 28, 2021.
The game is also in a unique position to sway disgruntled World of Warcraft players. Many players are leaving the iconic MMO due to the most recent protests over Activision Blizzard’s sexual harassment allegations.
New World is one of three PC games Amazon Games announced at TwitchCon 2016. Unfortunately, it is the only one left. Breakaway, a multiplayer brawler, was cancelled during development and Crucible launched in May 2020 before returning to a closed beta. Eventually, the development team decided to pull the plug.
Hopefully, the development team can get New World to where it is functional in the timeframe as no one wants another Cyberpunk 2077 mess. The game’s new release date is set for September 28, 2021.