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AMAZON DELAYS ‘NEW WORLD’ TO AUGUST

Amazon Games has pushed back the launch of New World, the upcoming sandbox MMO set in a supernatural version of colonial America, once again.

The announcement came via a blog post on the game’s official website, setting the title’s new release date at Aug. 31. The blog cites “polishing and fine tuning the whole game” as the reason for the delay, as well as implementing a slew of improvements taken from a preview event for the game last August.

“Your feedback and gameplay experiences validated our thoughts of what improvements and additions we needed to make,” Amazon Games writes in the blog post. “Since then we’ve polished the combat system, added quest variety, expanded weapon and armor variety, added fishing, expanded the map to include a new region Reekwater, overhauled our crafting system, and continued to add mid-game and end-game content.”

This is not the first time New World has been delayed, as it was originally slated to be released in May 2020, then August 2020, before being moved to “early 2021.” The game was originally announced alongside two other Amazon titles, Breakaway and Crucible, both of which have since been cancelled.

Photo courtesy of Amazon Game Studios

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