The Daily Grind: What business model do you want to see for Amazon’s New World?


Following the announcement that Amazon Game Studios is working on multiple online games, one of them a massively multiplayer sandbox called New World, players began speculating… well, about everything, but one round of speculation caught my eye. As MOP reader Siphaed pointed out, Amazon is encouraging would-be players to “pre-order” New World as a way of signing up for release information, with a pre-order price of $0. I did it without thinking.

But the pre-order “price,” coupled with Amazon’s digital content price guarantee, has led players to speculate that the game won’t have a buy-to-play box fee attached to it, that it might have a subscription — or none at all.

Do you think we can read anything into the game’s business model based on the Amazon pre-order? What business model do you want to see for Amazon’s New World?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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