Dear Stropse readers, I apologize for giving another postponement alert. Amazon’s upcoming open world MMORPG New World has been delayed for the second time. The developer shared a blog post to announce the news. There are two inevitable things in life: Death and game delays.
New World was planned to be released last August. However, the developers decided to postpone the game’s launch to Spring 2021 after the feedback they received in the alpha period. In that time, Rich Lawrence, director of the studio, remarked that they made the decision to expand middle and end-game content.
The Amazon-owned studio said they’ve regarded all feedback since the first delay and improved the combat and crafting systems. They also added a new region, Reekwater, and fishing to the game.
“We’ve been hard at work on compelling end-game features we believe are important to include at launch,” the developers said. “These features won’t be ready for the Spring time frame that we had communicated. With that in mind, we will release New World on August 31, 2021.”
Even with the delay, New World’s alpha period will continue on March 30, 2021. Also, the MMORPG’s Closed Beta will begin on July 20, 2021, and every player who pre-ordered New World will have access to it.
Amazon’s relationship with video game development hasn’t gone well so far. In 2016, the company revealed its first three PC Games: Breakaway, Crucible and New World, but the free-to-play shooters Crucible and Breakaway were cancelled in previous years. New World, on the other hand, has already been delayed two times. Fans hope that New World won’t follow suit in the others’ destiny.