Amazon has delayed its upcoming MMO New World from Spring 2021 to August 31, 2021.Amazon shared the news in a development update, saying that one of the main reasons for the delay was the “compelling end-game features we believe are important to include at launch.”The team also shared that, since last August’s Preview Event, the team has “polished the combat system, added quest variety, expanded weapon and armor variety, added fishing, expanded the map to include a new region Reekwater, overhauled our crafting system, and continued to add mid-game and end-game content.”

New World’s Alpha will be continuing in the “months to come” and it plans on expanding testing by standing up EU servers on March 30, 2021. The Closed Beta test will begin on July 20, 2021, and those who pre-order the game will gain access to it.

The Closed Beta test will let players explore Ebonscale Reach (a new end-game zone in Aeternum), try their hands at five-player Expeditions, check out the 20v20 Outpost Rush, and much more.

Every Game Delay Announced in 2021

For more on New World, check out our hands-on time with Amazon’s new MMO and a look at New World’s promising high-level PvE zones.

Additionally, check out a recent report that detailed some of of the struggles going on at Amazon Game Studios, including with New World.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.





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