A short, anonymous video posted to the New World subreddit has the community buzzing that this might be an authentic leak from the secretive massively multiplayer game that Amazon has been developing for the last few years now.
It appears to be part of a marketing trailer that lays out how players will interact with each other in small- and large-scale activities. We also get glimpses of some of the graphics, including players running around with muskets and armor, a town fort, and interactive maps.
The full narration of the video is as follows: “Group up in parties large or small for coordination. Share chat, maps, status awareness, buffs, and experience. Working together has never been so easy. Guilds and alliances enable the organization of hundreds of players, with their own tasks and roles in large-scale efforts toward a massive martial and economic power.”
It should be noted that there has been no confirmation from Amazon that this video is authentic and should be treated as a rumor — an intriguing one, at that — until proven otherwise, though sleuthing by our tipsters and Redditors has uncovered some interesting parallels to the dormant twitter account of the game’s creative director, which may be a clue – or may just be the sort of thing a hoaxster would pick up on.