Amazon New World Delayed Again To August 2021
Amazon New World Delayed Again To August 2021.
MMOBEEP found out that Amazon Game Studios had New World delayed yet again. According to the newest developer update, the team is still working on the end-game features promised when they pushed back the game’s launch last year.
“We’ve been hard at work on compelling end-game features we believe are important to include at launch,” said the studio. “These features won’t be ready for the Spring timeframe that we had communicated.”
The upcoming 17th-century open-world MMORPG was initially scheduled to launch in May 2020 but was pushed back to August 2020 due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 quarantines. In July 2020, the studio again announced that they were delaying the game’s launch to spring 2021 to add more features and “make the experience even better.” The developers are eyeing an August 31 launch date with a closed beta scheduled for July 20.
“With this extra time, we’ll be able to add these substantial improvements while polishing and fine-tuning the whole game before we open Aeternum’s shores to the world,” Amazon said.
The post follows a Bloomberg report about mismanagement, trend-chasing, and just tons of chaos within Amazon Game Studios.
This resulted in the halt of development for several games like, for example, League of Legends-inspired game Nova, Fortnite-like Intensity, Breakaway, and Crucible, which was canceled soon after it was pulled back into beta. All of which is being blamed on Studio Head Mike Frazzini’s inexperience.
According to the statement, Frazzini had never developed or assisted in developing a video game before starting the studio. With numerous canceled projects and nothing to show after eight years, the pressure is on Frazzini actually to finish and release a successful game.