Amazon’s New World page is back again [Updated]

On Monday of last week, we reported that a video of the anticipated and rather mysterious New World from Amazon had been leaked… and the game’s Amazon landing page vanished at the same time, sending out missives to everyone who’d registered to follow it. In what is probably good news, it turns out the page is back again and none the worse for wear. So now you get to pick your own explanation for what happened to it.

  • It was never supposed to go down at all and was entirely an accident, and the timing of that and the video is pure coincidence.
  • The removal and replacement represents a big shift of some sort behind the scenes and the leaked video was before the change, thus meaning that the leak may not bear much resemblance to the final product.
  • It was already cancelled but somehow the page got turned back on by mistake.
  • Someone thought it was Breakaway.

Which one is correct? We don’t know yet! Perhaps keeping our eyes on the page will produce some answers.

Source: Official Site; thanks to Eric for the tip!
Update: Amazon has just sent out a note to everyone who’d signed up for game notifications – here’s what landed in my inbox:

“Hello, We’re contacting you about an email you may have received regarding […] for ‘New World’ stating “Your digital video games and software purchases are now available for use.” This email was sent in error and can be disregarded. The “New World” game is not currently available for use. You can check your open orders in Your Games and Software Library (https://www.amazon.com/gsl ) at any time. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. You will be notified when New World becomes available. Sincerely, Customer Service, Amazon.com”

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socontrariwise

I was about to say that Haiti manages this ballistic rocket attack thing, how can that be missing from the list of options …

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Mikey's Bored

What if they were simply removing the “pre-order” option from the page because neither game (New World or Crucible) or anywhere near ready for that, yet? I wasn’t expecting any real news on this game for at least a couple of years. One would think they would announce any cancellations, as they did with Breakaway, especially by now since it’s been several days since this whole situation took place.

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Leiloni

What if it’s none of the above options and instead was a way to quietly gauge interest in the game and see how many people actually cared lol? Because it certainly was the talk of the town everywhere for the past few days.

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oldandgrumpy

Apparently I am in a geographically restricted region.

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Bree Royce

Updated the article with the email Amazon just blasted out.

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rafael12104

So, I’m iced in today because of the winter storm. And I will be playing MMOs ALL DAY! Woot!

Work wants me to work from home… LOL. Sorry my internet is frozen.

And the plus side, I will have time to stare at the New World page for a while. Are we taking shifts?

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rafael12104

Is the page like one of those paintings where if you look at it long enough you see the space shuttle?

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camren_rooke

Could be….

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camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

Others can read it yes? Since LASIK I think I’m broke to magic art.

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Crowe

I’ve never been able to see those things. I could probably use some LASIK but I don’t have that as an excuse!

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johnwillo

No, but I did find Waldo.

Alyn
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Alyn

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LOL

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Kayweg

I was actually surprised when this story sparked such a hubbub, sounded to me like a glitch or plain human error straight away.

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2Ton Gamer

So will I be able to have Alexa do my dailies for me or craft?