Amazon Game Studios announced Friday that it’s delaying its massively multiplayer on-line sport New World to spring 2021. It’s the second delay for New World this 12 months; in April, Amazon pushed the sport again from its unique May launch window to Aug. 25.
Rich Lawrence, studio director at Amazon Game Studios, mentioned the developer delayed New World to 2021 based mostly on participant suggestions and the group’s need to create extra late-game content material for the MMO.
“When we examined the feedback we received over the last several months from our Alpha audience, we saw that players like the game, and they would like to see even more of it,” Lawrence mentioned. “In explicit, we need to make sure that essentially the most devoted gamers have loads of center and endgame experiences as they enterprise by way of Aeternum. We need our gamers to really feel fully immersed within the sport, and know that our studio stands for high quality and lasting gameplay you’ll be able to belief — and meaning added time to get issues the place we wish them earlier than we absolutely launch.
“As a result, 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.”
News of New World’s delay comes shortly after a significant launch change to Amazon Game Studios’ MOBA-style shooter, Crucible. After releasing Crucible to the general public in May, developer Relentless Studios introduced the sport was being put again into closed beta. Amazon equally struggled to search out success with its multiplayer fantasy brawler Breakaway, which the corporate canceled in 2018 after an tried overhaul of the undertaking.