Amazon Game Studios’ New World is picking up steam as it continues to expand its alpha test this month. And whether or not the game looks like a potential future home for you, New World’s success could provide a beneficial ripple effect to the entire genre.
There have been a few interesting tweets this month from the game’s official account, including a couple that hint at supernatural guardians that will be roaming the land. “Guardians manifest facets of the land itself, be it frigid ice, tranquil foliage, or other natural attributes,” the dev team said.
The team’s also been releasing snippets of gameplay as part of an interactive community story involving a new player trying to survive in this harsh frontier. Check out the tale so far after the break!
After a long and eventful journey, you find yourself on the shores of the mysterious island of Terra Vitae Aeternum.
You've managed to build yourself a fire, but you've no food, nor supplies to fashion rudimentary tools with.
What are your next steps? 🧭 pic.twitter.com/lGbetWvs39
— New World (@playnewworld) January 3, 2019
You decide to keep to the now familiar beach, and set out in search of much needed supplies.
Along the way you happen upon an unfamiliar entity and attempt to move in for a closer look.
It hears you, however, and launches an attack!
What are your next steps? 🧭 pic.twitter.com/0ZEoKiiE3Y
— New World (@playnewworld) January 9, 2019
You valiantly leap forward to meet your foe!
You quickly realize, however, that you are outmatched. You're using a wooden sword. You have no armor. As you fall, you wonder why you possibly thought this was a good idea…
Thankfully, death in Terra Vitae Aeternum not eternal. pic.twitter.com/brzDVVKmap
— New World (@playnewworld) January 11, 2019