New World Delayed

Perhaps in reaction to the scalding they took on Crucible, The New World Website has word from Amazon Game Studios saying the release of New World is being delayed again. In April they announced the release of the upcoming MMORPG was being pushed back to August 25th, but now they say it will not be coming out until Spring of next year:
With our August 25th launch approaching, we have been scrutinizing our feature list, taking input from our Alpha audience, and listening to what they enjoyed (or didn’t!) about the current game. We're incredibly grateful for all of the support and suggestions from our Alpha players, ranging from the folks who spent thousands of hours in New World to those who just sampled -- it's all valuable.

I’m proud of the hard work the team has done, making the game ready for launch with the features we intended for release. We also have a list of features that we planned to start working on once we were in live development, as that is part of operating an 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. In particular, we want to ensure that the most dedicated players have plenty of middle and endgame experiences as they venture through Aeternum. We want our players to feel completely immersed in the game, and know that our studio stands for quality and lasting gameplay you can trust — and that means added time to get things where we want them before we fully release.

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.

We’re passionate about the game we’ve been making and want to add more features and content before we share it with a wider audience. As a thank you to our community, we will be providing a special opportunity for our Beta sign-up and pre-order customers (plus our Alpha testers, thank you!) to play the full game of New World - in its current state, for a limited period of time starting on August 25th. We will send an email directly to those customers detailing the process to participate. We’re confident that you’ll feel that the game has as much promise as we do, and will understand why we want to take the extra time to make this experience the best it can be at release.

- Rich Lawrence, Studio Director
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Cutter wrote on Jul 11, 2020, 11:33:
Fact that it was PvP focused was totally boneheaded as well. How could they not know that? Apparently a lot of the feedback has been it's been a massive grief-fest - duh! - and nothing to do PvE. Well, we all know PvE is what carries a MOG. So looks like this extra year will be them changing track and going PvE now instead. I don't hold out hope this'll be any great shakes.

That tells me they won't have anywhere near the content to satisfy PvE, imo that is a reason why some take the PvP route, the gamers make the content. MMO's... talk about a genre that came in hot but burned out fast. Perhaps someday it will return.
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Fact that it was PvP focused was totally boneheaded as well. How could they not know that? Apparently a lot of the feedback has been it's been a massive grief-fest - duh! - and nothing to do PvE. Well, we all know PvE is what carries a MOG. So looks like this extra year will be them changing track and going PvE now instead. I don't hold out hope this'll be any great shakes.
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If Amazon had humor, they would release it later as "Not So New World", but I guess the people working there are not having fun right now with the Crucible disaster and the obviously not so great first reactions to New World from the people that were allowed to play it.
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1badmf wrote on Jul 10, 2020, 19:59:
dang, was really hopeful this would be awesome. was the design bad?

From what I've read it's not bad, just generic MMO 101. I'd like a good new MMO as well. Well there's still Ashes of Creation. It got derailed when they tried to get in on the BR thing so I'm not hopeful but we'll see. It's been in development a long-ass time now.

Edit: Seems it's starting to make some progress now - this is from 2 weeks ago....Ashes Of Creation MMORPG - Big Progress & Housing Details. I hope it pans out as it reminds me of Everquest.

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dang, was really hopeful this would be awesome. was the design bad?
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