Amazon's New World has received another delay, this time pushing the upcoming MMO from its projected Spring 2021 release to August 31st, 2021.
In a report from Bloomberg, the next Amazon CEO, Andy Jassy, reaffirmed his support for Amazon Game Studios. Despite no consistent measure of success for the studio as of yet, Jassy believes it's only a matter of time, and that AGS will become successful, even if it takes "years".
In a report by Bloomberg, reports of mismanagement and more at Amazon Game Studios and the games division, have been revealed.
In their January Update, Amazon Game Studios talks about the updates headed to the New World Alpha. These updates include a new weapon, the Rapier, and changes to the crafting system.
Amazon Game Studios has released some facts about the land of Aeternum for National Trivia Day, delving into the lore of New World. The factoids range from the insightful to the spooky, and hopefully entices players to get involved with more of the story side of the upcoming MMORPG.
The latest New World alpha update introduces the great axe, and update to shields, and a large swath of changes to combat. You can glean a lot about Amazon Game Studios' direction from the update notes, much of which was directed by player feedback.
Earlier this week, Amazon gave us an early look at content being added to the ongoing Alpha for New World. This high-end content includes a new zone, Reekwater, as well as spears and the introduction of a fishing mechanic. But Bradford was interested more in how the experience has changed since the previous test in August. Here are his thoughts on the update.
The latest article on the New World site acknowledges that previous tests have fulfilled their purpose, and now points to the next alpha phase where plans to test new designs, implement changes and hopefully break the game in hopes to better fix it, will be ongoing.
Amazon has released some interesting stats about New World's preview, including the much needed information that players hunted turkey - to the tune of 8 million being killed over the preview period.
John Smedley of Sony Online Entertainment and Daybreak fame, and more recently, head of Amazon Game Studios in San Diego, tweeted the news that AGS has quite a few positions open for an unannounced game. The game does not have anything to do with the current MMO in production, New World, which is set to release next year.
In a recent interview on Gamesindustry.biz with New World game director Scot Lane, information has surfaced on how Twitch, action RPGs and survival titles influenced the design of combat in New World. In addition to outlining their influences, Lane is candid about Amazons focus to make New World the next big MMO in an industry that he feels has been largely stagnant.
New World development is moving along and Red Thomas checks out crafting in the latest "preview" event. Red gives his thoughts on what he likes and doesn't like about the crafting and offers a few tips that might help players maximize their time in the game.
New World released a preview on the 25th of August, and it looks like it has been quite popular with Steam players. Yesterday, August 27th, the game peaked at over 48K players, with populations staying fairly steady since the preview went live.
New World's much anticipated NDA-less preview is now live, according to an announcement made on their Twitter feed. The preview event, which runs from today through September 5th, will give Alpha and Pre-order players a chance to romp through Aeternum and share their experiences first hand, as the NDA has finally been lifted.