Amazon Game Studios’s has announced today that due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), it’s not possible the May release of New World. The studio explains that the health and safety of their team is Amazon’s first priority. The studio ask fans their understanding, and promises that New World when it launches, will be “the best possible game it can be.”
We have made the hard decision to delay the release of New World until August 25, 2020 and the start of Closed Beta to July. Like most of you, our entire team has been sequestered as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While we are still making great progress, developing an ambitious MMO like New World remotely has introduced some challenges. We want to make sure that we have the time needed to make New World the very best it can be for our players. As a result, we’ve chosen to delay the game’s release in order to reach our quality bar as we work remotely for the foreseeable future.
We would like to thank our Alpha players for helping us make a better game. The Alpha will remain open as we continue to test and tune our player experience. Between now and our launch on August 25, we will continue to share details on features and content going into the game. Please enjoy this new article on Invasion and keep your eye on our social media channels for more updates. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We’ll be in touch soon.
Amazon’s New World is an MMORPG set in the mysterious island of Aeternum. Players will take the role of a newcomer to the island, they will join a faction or set up a new one with teammates.