Overwhelmed by Beta Feedback, Amazon Delays Launch (Again!)

Amazon’s highly anticipated MMO New World has been postponed yet again, this time from August 31 to September 28. Amazon Studios announced the latest delay for the game on Twitter, praising the success of New World’s recent closed beta and emphasizing that the extra time will be used to address player feedback. “We want New World’s launch to be a smooth and enjoyable experience for all players,” the studio wrote. “This includes some improvements based on what you experienced during the Closed Beta.”

The New World team stated that the extra time gained from the delay will be used to address the problems reported by players, improve the game’s stability, and give a more polished experience. “We know this isn’t the first time we’ve changed our launch date in pursuit of quality, and that it can be disappointing to wait a bit longer. But we want to be sure we deliver the highest quality game possible at launch,”  the studio stated. 

The studio didn’t seem prepared to see so many participants in the recent closed beta, stating “Looks like Adventurers played more hours than we thought! During the Beta we actually had more than 25 million hours played.” We know that at TLP, we submitted a total of 327 feedback surveys over the last two weeks of closed beta. We know so many of the players out there truly have the best intentions for this game’s release and also joined us in submitting their feedback.

This game is important to us here at TLP because we are a community truly built around the massively multi-player online genre, and besides New World, we’ve really not seen many MMORPGs being developed that have this type of potential. While we’re keeping an eye out on Ashes of Creation and the forever ongoing Camelot Unchained, a lot of our players simply aren’t confident that those two games will ever release. Ashes of Creation is ungodly expensive and most of us simply cannot justify spending that much money and Camelot Unchained continues to see monetary funding problems, or so it seems. So we wait. We wait until September 28th.

Maybe, just maybe they will let us play again before then!

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