From the team at Amazon Game Studios:
THIS PHASE OF ALPHA IS COMPLETE
In September, we opened our doors to the public so that we could share what we’ve been working on with a wider audience. New World had a lot of rough edges and we weren’t sure players would embrace what we were striving to create. But, as players started venturing into New World, we started to learn along with them what was working and what wasn’t.
We had an opportunity to see the game through the eyes of thousands of talented and committed gamers and we liked what we saw. We’ve been blown away by the passion and commitment of our Alpha Tester community and we’ve taken their feedback to heart.
We’re very optimistic about New World’s future and we’re going to take time to add the content and features that our players have asked for. Stay tuned for updates and check out some of the achievements our Alpha Testers accomplished during this testing phase.