The New World beta ended on August 4th, 2021 and many players were looking forward to the release. Amazon Games, the developer behind the MMO, surprisingly postponed the release by a month shortly after the beta ended.
New World comes out a month later than planned
A statement was posted on the official Europe Twitter account of New World explaining the reasons for the postponement of Amazon’s MMO: In order for the launch to go smoothly, some improvements will be made, bugs removed and stability increased.
At the same time, the game should be brought to a “high gloss”. After the feedback from the beta, the release was updated to the 28. September 2021
In the tweet, the developers mention that the decision was not an easy one and they are aware that it was not the first postponement. Originally, New World should appear in spring 2020. The release was later postponed to August 2020 and then to spring 2021.
Were specific reasons given for the postponement?
The statement on Twitter does not give any specific reasons. It is said that “improvements will be made based on what you experienced in beta.” We’ll include the corresponding Twitter post below:
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The possible reasons for the postp onement
At the end of the beta, we mentioned five things that New World needs to improve for release. GameStar hardware expert Alex criticizes performance and technology in the beta. During the test he experienced serious weaknesses in the technical implementation. The frame rate drops dramatically, especially in cities.
Petra also expressed some criticism in her test and says that the change from a PvP-driven MMO to a hybrid between the theme park and sandbox does not result in driving fun. You can read more about this in their test conclusion on the beta:
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Petra’s test conclusion – In search of identity
There were numerous reports of exploits and glitches circulating on Reddit and other social media during the beta. There should have been two trading dupe exploits, one of which generated separate item IDs. In addition, rollback exploits to duplicate items and potion spamming exploits in PvP. Numerous bugs were posted in the New World Beta Forum, which is currently no longer accessible.
It is not known whether new features will find their way into the game by the September release. It can be assumed, however, that no new content will follow, but that the team will focus entirely on fixing bugs and performance problems.
Over a million players: According to Amazon Games, over a million players took part in the beta. This made it one of the most watched games on Twitch, as well as one of the most played on Steam, by its own account. If 10 percent of the players – which is an optimistic estimate – reported feedback or bugs, this alone would have resulted in 100,000 reports.
We will keep you up to date and expand the news as soon as there is new information about the postponement.