April 9th 2020, Amazon Game Studios have announced that they are pushing the expected release date for their MMO New World. That release date has been altered, however, due to the difficulty that the developers have faced because of COVID-19. Amazon Game Studios has given us a new release date of August 25, 2020.
“We have made the hard decision to delay the release of New World until August 25, 2020 and the start of Closed Beta to July. Like most of you, our entire team has been sequestered as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While we are still making great progress, developing an ambitious MMO like New World remotely has introduced some challenges. We want to make sure that we have the time needed to make New World the very best it can be for our players. As a result, we’ve chosen to delay the game’s release in order to reach our quality bar as we work remotely for the foreseeable future.
We would like to thank our Alpha players for helping us make a better game. The Alpha will remain open as we continue to test and tune our player experience. Between now and our launch on August 25, we will continue to share details on features and content going into the game. Please enjoy this new article on Invasion and keep your eye on our social media channels for more updates. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We’ll be in touch soon.”
Hopefully, Amazon Game Studios developers will be able to continue to work in these COVID-19 times and their highly anticipated game wont be delayed further.