KEY POINTS

  • "New World" has been delayed to September
  • The game has been pushed back multiple times in the past
  • The developers will use the extra time to fix bugs and polish the game

Amazon Games’ “New World” is getting its release delayed to September after a relatively successful closed beta period which provided its team with much-needed data.

Instead of Aug. 31, “New World” will now be releasing on Sept. 28, according to an official announcement from the developers, roughly one month after its original release window.

Amazon Games said that it was once again pushing the release date back in order to polish the game some more while ironing out the bugs that players experienced during the closed beta.

The “New World” closed beta ran from July 20 to Aug. 2. Despite being an early version of the game, it still went on to be one of the most played games on Steam during its runtime. It was also one of the most-watched games on Twitch, surpassing the likes of “Call of Duty Warzone” and “League of Legends.”

Over 1 million players played the closed beta and clocked in a combined total of 16 million hours.

New World, Amazon Games' upcoming MMORPG set in colonial-era fantasy world New World, Amazon Games' upcoming MMORPG set in colonial-era fantasy world Photo: Amazon Games

Community feedback for “New World” was mostly positive. Some players praised the game’s unique combat system relative to other MMOs, while others criticized this combat system as being floaty and clunky.

The closed beta caused some commotion during its runtime, as many players reported that their EVGA RTX 3090 graphics cards died while playing “New World.” This is assumed to be one of the main causes of “New World’s” delay, along with other technical and performance-related issues. It’s possible that the developers are looking into making the combat feel better, but given the small timeframe, this is highly unlikely.

This isn’t the first time that “New World” was delayed during its tumultuous development process. The game was originally meant to release back in May 2020 before it got repeatedly postponed to its current scheduled release date.

“New World’s” delay has also caused fans of “Lost Ark” to worry as Amazon Games’ priority over the former may cause issues or even more delays for the official launch of the latter for American and European audiences.

While “New World” fans will have to wait one more month before the game is officially released, they can at least rest assured that it will launch in a more stable and less buggy state.