New World, the upcoming MMORPG from Amazon Game Studios, has been delayed until the spring of 2021. The release was scheduled for August 25 this year. The developer says more content needs to be added at the middle and end of the game.
That is announced by developer Amazon Game Studios in a blog post. The reason for the postponement, according to the studio, is the feedback from players who have experienced the alpha test in recent months. In particular, ‘the most dedicated players’ should get more content in those last two-thirds of the game.
To compensate, Amazon Game Studios is offering players who have signed up for the beta, those who have pre-ordered, and the existing alpha testers the opportunity to play the game anyway on August 25. They will of course still play an alpha version of the game. The game will be available for a limited time, but the studio does not say how long that period is.
New World is set in Aeternum, a fantasy island in the 1600s. Although the PC exclusive is a mmorpg, it will still be a one-time purchase, without any further fixed monthly subscription costs. The game is the first from Amazon Game Studios Orange County, the studio known as Double Helix before the acquisition. That studio had games like Killer Instinct and Silent Hill: Homecoming to his name. Amazon sister studio Relentless Studios is now working on Crucible .