Check out these gorgeous New World screenshots

Ever since last September’s surprise announcement that Amazon Game Studios was actually building a sandbox MMORPG called New World, we have been dying to know more about it. As the relative lack of coverage on this site might suggest, the studio hasn’t really been promoting it past that initial press release.

However, a sharp-eyed fan noticed that the company did put two new screenshots for the game some time recently on the Amazon Lumberyard page. The first picture shows a lush forest setting while the second gives an idea of what a settlement might look like in those early colonial days.

Recently, Amazon put ex-Daybreak CEO John Smedley in charge of a new studio and different mystery project in San Diego. Check out the screenshots after the jump and let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: Amazon Lumberyard. Thanks Lethality!
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Dan

My prediction? Its going to be pretty, but play extremely shallow for as broad an appeal as possible.

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SeedEve

It might be the same old wrapped up in a new shiny.So it’s nice to look at and it’s nothing more,nothing less.

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Matthäus Wey

Finally a new MMORPG that doesn’t look like garbage. <3

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Melissa McDonald

Heavily stylized… not going for realism it seems.

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xpsync

I like it.

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deekay_plus

all i wanna do is (gun sounds) and (cash register sounds) and sing MIA.

some some some i murder. some i letttttt go.

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Zander

GTA5 is that way —>

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deekay_plus

i was thinking of the blingy useless money shots like this that games do and it popped in my head lol.

i also may have listened to it last night XD

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Modrain

Sure looks nice! Now, how much of that will actually be interactive? I tend to prefer highly interactive environments with low details to the reverse.

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silverlock

Theirs no way I’m giving my CC to some guys in Russia but since I already have prime I’d be far more likely to drop a couple of bucks on an Amazon game.

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MesaSage

Proof that Kinkade is still with us.

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Fisty

The glow definitely gives it that Kinkade feeling, though I’d imagine it to be slightly more colorful and whimsical.

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Wanda Clamshuckr

Eye-candy can’t replace details. There is a long line of dump trucks filled with garbage MMO’s that tried to woo their audience with glitter and colored smoke, only to find them built with paper mache around a juicy Cash Shop core.

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Fisty

I’ve often wondered if a cash shop sold things for like 5 or 10 cents and up if they’d actually get more business overall. Not really a direct response to your post, but it made me think it once again.

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Wanda Clamshuckr

There is an interesting bit of info on the psychology of low cost gambling that you may want to look at:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/creating-in-flow/201211/did-you-know-these-7-surprises-about-slots

Essentially it hooks you far deeper due to repetition and negligible up front cost to participate.

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Crow

God, I’d kill to see data on that. I can imagine a number of ways to make that work.

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Francis Baud

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xpsync

A glitter of hope, back on my radar.

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Armsbend

Re-read the part about Smedley working for Amazon. Back to neutral with you.

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xpsync

I thought Smed was not working on this? But then again most of them are lairs so you never really know wtf is going on.

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Armsbend

Involved in the company at all is a confidence drainer.

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xpsync

No argument here.

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BalsBigBrother

Nice pictures but well we see nice pictures every week on this here site in one shots. Even old games can be made to look really nice when its a static.

Needs much more solid information and detail before I even wait at the station let alone board any sort of hype train.

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Tandor

Shroud of the Avatar being a case in point! Screenshots make it look a state-of-the-art 2017 game while one look at the actual gameplay and you feel you’ve been teleported back to the 90’s.

Crow
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Crow

while one look at the actual gameplay and you feel you’ve been teleported back to the 90’s.

Frankly, that sounds great.

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Wanda Clamshuckr

If you want a 90’s game experience, go play EQ or DAoC. SotA isn’t even a diamond in the rough. It’s a cracked agate in the rough.

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Crow

Eh, I like the RP and live-in-the-world elements. I actually suspect SotA will be where I end up hanging my hat next. I tend to have eclectic tastes that run against the grain, so when people tell me a game is crummy I have a history of checking it out because I often fall in love.

Combat and graphics matter not one lick to me. Being able to run a player-owned business does.

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life_isnt_just_dank_memes

hopefully these devs who are all super talented get a chance to step out from behind the amazon rhetoric about how important twitch integration is to their game. so tired of hearing that from all these talented individuals.

i am really excited for this game. the only game i think i am more excited for this year is the new Red Dead, which could end up being the wild west MMO I’ve been waiting for FOR YEARS!

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Crow

Dear my I am excited. I just hope all the ducks line up well and it isn’t full of Amazon’s usual hyper-capitalist nonsense.

But who am I kidding? The repair mechanic will probably be a $1 Dash Button.

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Karma_Mule

Alexa, add three health potions to my shopping list…

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Crow

You kid, but I think that kind of thing will actually be available. Cross-promotion and a closed ecosystem are literally Amazon’s business model. Their games won’t be any different. It certainly would be surprising if it ended up being close to a old school sub model.

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Dan

Amazon prime users play for free :)

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Armsbend

It might be Prime only plus a sub. That is what they are doing with premium add ons like Audible and Fresh.

The good thing about that is you are making a separate class of gamer – those with money who don’t want to be bothered with gold spam and constant whining from poors.

As bad as it sounds I wouldn’t mind two pay gates. Would it work? probably not but who knows?

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Viktor Budusov

So it’s themed on colonization of America? Quite interesting setting for a MMO

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Crow

Even better, it has Lovecraftian and horror elements to it, which is probably the most under-served niche. That goes double after TSW has stumbled so much.

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hugmonster

I'm so Excited

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