It was sad when the closed beta concluded, it is sad now. After the end of the closed beta, Amazon Game Studios had enough time to evaluate if the company would have enough time to fix all of the reported bugs and issues. It turns out that the upcoming MMORPG New World will face another delay, and that is until September 28, 2021. With the new release date just a month later than the original, it seems quite a reasonable move, as the game requires further polishing.
Honestly speaking, this delay is all because of the feedback. As fans ourselves, we’ve been monitoring the forums, but also submitting reports too. There were many small, but also game-breaking bugs. Some of the big issues covered Power Leveling and Dupe Gold Exploit, which makes those small bugs irrelevant in comparison, even if they are the ones that frequently required a client restart or character respawn.
In a recent tweet, the developers have thanked players for their participation in the closed beta. Based on the feedback, Amazon Game Studios won’t be ready to release New World in time and will have to delay the game further. Honestly speaking, I couldn’t disagree with the decision, as the game really needed some fixes, as some bugs were dominating throughout the whole closed beta.
The message by the developer on the New World delay can be found below:
“We are humbled by the support New World received from players around the world throughout Closed Beta. During Beta, more than a million adventurers played more than 16 million total hours. Thanks to your support, New World became one of the most watched games on Twitch, and one of the most played games on Steam. The passion and enthusiasm you’ve shown for New World validates the work we’ve put in over the past year, improving the game based on your feedback.
Along the way, you’ve also given us a ton of feedback that we’ll use to make New World even better. We want New World’s launch to be a smooth and fun experience for all players, and that means making some improvements based on what you encountered during Closed Beta. So we’re going to take a few extra weeks to smash bugs, improve stability, and polish the game. New World’s new global launch date is September 28, 2021.
This was not an easy decision to make. 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 you the highest quality game possible at launch. Thank you for your support and feedback. We’re listening. We’ll see you in Aeternum.”
A message from the New World team. pic.twitter.com/oAZdK7dxTn
— New World (@playnewworld) August 4, 2021