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Amazon Games announced today that it is pushing back New World‘s release by a month, sliding its original August 31 debut to September 28.
New World is an MMORPG that has players fighting, crafting, and exploring a fantasy world inspired by the Americas during its colonization. It recently had a closed beta, and Amazon Games notes that the feedback from this is why it’s taking some extra time to release this game.
A message from the New World team. pic.twitter.com/oAZdK7dxTn
— New World (@playnewworld) August 4, 2021
Amazon’s last major game, Crucible, was a team-based shooter that the studio took out of beta and then cancelled. The company can’t afford another failure with New World.
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The game also has an opportunity to attract disgruntled World of Warcraft players, many of whom are quitting the MMO due to a lack of interest in the current Shadowlands expansion and in protest over Blizzard’s sexual harassment allegations.
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