Amazon's MMO NEW WORLD Has Been Delayed Until August 2020 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
The team at Amazon Game Studios has some bad news for those who just can't wait to play the long-awaited MMO New World, as the ambitions video game is being pushed back three months, now hitting stores on the 25th of August. According to the developer, the delay is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amazon Game Studios' first big-budget online title was supposed to make its global debut on May 26, 2020.
"We know you are eagerly anticipating the launch of New World, and we’re excited to share it with you," the company explained on the game's official website. "However, the health and safety of our team is our first priority. We hope you understand our decision to protect our team during these uncertain times while we re-focus on a timeline that will ensure New World is the best possible game it can be."
Although the situation is rather grim, the developer will reportedly do its best to continue revealing more details on the upcoming MMO between now and the project's August launch. Considering that New World is a completely original IP, the studio will definitely not waste the added time to polish its biggest title to date.
The game's release window may have been changed, but New World will still cost $39.99 for lifetime access.
Fate has summoned you to the shores of Aeternum, the Eternal Isle. Overcome the brutal legions of The Corrupted and draw battle lines with competing players in this land of danger and opportunity. In a land hell-bent on your destruction, what will you do to survive?
New World is coming to PC (via Steam) on August 25, 2020.
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