Amazon’s New World pushed back to September 28

The MMO is taking a little extra time

Amazon Games’ MMO New World is taking another month to gets things just right. The studio announced today that after hearing some feedback from its recent Closed Beta, New World will be pushed back to Sept. 28, 2021.

In today’s statement, the team says it is humbled by the support New World has received so far. Players have also provided a “ton of feedback” based on the Closed Beta content, and so Amazon Games is taking a few extra weeks to “smash bugs, improve stability, and polish the game.”

[Update: Amazon later clarified that players accumulated over 25 million hours played in the beta, not 16 million.]

The team acknowledge that this isn’t the first time that New World‘s launch date has moved, but it wants to be sure it can deliver the “highest quality game possible at launch.”

New World was announced as one of three games that Amazon would be developing back in 2016, alongside Crucible and Breakaway. The road’s been rough for Amazon Games since then, as both Breakaway and Crucible have been shuttered over the last few years.

Though New World has been pushed back a few times, the fantasy-colonial-era MMO did recently hold a Closed Beta. And in terms of hands-on impressions, it seems like the MMO has a little more push behind it, and hopes are a bit higher for this game.

If an extra month is what’s needed to make a good impression on the MMO player base at large, then that’s probably for the best. We’ll what the New World has in store for its global launch day players when it comes ashore on Sept. 28, 2021.

Eric Van Allen