Amazon’s dream MMO New World has actually been postponed two times previously, first in May 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic pressed it into August, and from the August 25 to the less concrete “spring 2021.” Today Amazon announced that’s not going to occur either, however fortunately is that there’s now a brand-new, particular launch date: A closed beta test will get underway on July 20, and complete release will– barring further hold-ups– occur on August 31.
“We’ve been hard at work on compelling end-game functions our company believe are essential to include at launch. These functions will not be prepared for the Spring timeframe that we had communicated,” Amazon explained in a article. “With this additional time we’ll be able to add these substantial improvements while polishing and great tuning the entire video game before we open Aeternum’s shores to the world.”
New content being contributed to the video game includes a brand-new endgame zone called Ebonscale Reach, a land of “rich wetlands and towering cliffs” where a banished princess is apparently assembling prepare for a resurgence, as well as new five-player instanced adventures called Expeditions and 20v20 fights in a prehistoric river basin filled with ancient innovations called Outpost Rush.
“We’ve likewise added fishing, we’ve done a full revamp to crafting, we included hundreds and hundreds of weapons and gear pieces,” game director Scot Lane said in the developer update video. “We’ve actually improved combat and we’ve added a lot of quest variety. All of this is in direct response to your feedback from the sneak peek, and let me inform you, there’s a lot more to come.”
Alpha screening of New World will continue “in the months to come,” and will be expanded on March 30 with the rollout of European servers. Access to the New World closed beta can be had by preordering the video game through Amazon or Steam.