Amazon's MMORPG New World delayed to September 28

Amazon Game Studios has delayed New World to September 28. The upcoming MMORPG was previously slated to release on August 31.

In a message posted to the game's official Twitter account, the development team thanks players for their participation in the recently held Closed Beta test. Based on feedback given by players, Amazon hopes to smooth out various issues reported before launch, so the delay gives the team more time to 'smash bugs, improve stability, and polish the game'.

The delay announcement from Amazon can be found below.


[Note: Amazon updated the playtime estime to 25 million hours]

We are humbled by the support New World received from players around the world throughout Closed Beta. During Beta, more than a million adventurers played more than 25 million total hours. Thanks to your support, New World became one of the most watched games on Twitch, and one of the most played games on Steam. The passion and enthusiasm you've shown for New World validates the work we've put in over the past year, improving the game based on your feedback. 

Along the way, you've also given us a ton of feedback that we'll use to make New World even better. We want New World's launch to be a smooth and fun experience for all players, and that means making some improvements based on what you encountered during Closed Beta. So we're going to take a few extra weeks to smash bugs, improve stability, and polish the game. New World's new global launch date is September 28, 2021. 

This was not an easy decision to make. We know this isn't the first time we've changed our launch date in pursuit of quality, and that it can be disappointing to wait a bit longer. But we want to be sure we deliver you the highest quality game possible at launch. Thank you for your support and feedback. We're listening. We'll see you in Aeternum.