Amazon to allow free server transfer to ease strain
Yesterday saw the launch of New World, Amazon Games’ brand new colonization title. Out of the gate, the new MMO has already attracted the interest of a huge audience, with over 700,000 players logging in on PC at the game’s launch.
As is the case for so many MMO launches, this new influx of players has seen Amazon’s server strained to capacity, leading to long queue times for would-be digital explorers. With the playerbase hitting a peak of 707,000, many purchasers of New World were left unable to play the game at launch, an issue that Amazon Games has addressed in a recent statement.
“We understand that some players are experiencing lengthy queue times and we are working hard on a few things to help address these issues,” read the comments on the official website. “We are continuing to stand up additional servers and will expand the capacity of our existing servers once we have properly tested these changes. Our sole focus right now is to get everyone logging in and playing quickly.”
To this end, Amazon Games will be offering free-of-charge server transfers at some point in the coming fortnight, with the aim of helping players find a suitable home in which to park their accounts and respective characters. The studio is working in the meantime to reduce server strain and get everybody looting and pillaging their way through the Aeternum Island.
New World is available now on PC via Steam.