A month ago, Amazon Game Studios told testers of its upcoming MMORPG survival sandbox New World that it was pulling down the always-on alpha on June 3rd, and it’s now made good on that plan. At the time, Amazon explained that it was working on “major new features” and “changes to the world that could be disruptive,” hence the closure of the alpha, though that didn’t stop gamers from worrying.
“New World had a lot of rough edges and we weren’t sure players would embrace what we were striving to create,” the studio wrote today in its message confirming the end of the alpha. “But, as players started venturing into New World, we started to learn along with them what was working and what wasn’t. We had an opportunity to see the game through the eyes of thousands of talented and committed gamers and we liked what we saw. We’ve been blown away by the passion and commitment of our Alpha Tester community and we’ve taken their feedback to heart. We’re very optimistic about New World’s future and we’re going to take time to add the content and features that our players have asked for.”
There’s an infographic to entertain you (and mock your many, many in-game deaths!) while you wait for the next round of testing.
Thank you all for joining us for the first phase of New World Alpha Testing! ⚒️
Learn about some of the amazing feats our Alpha Testers accomplished below.
— New World (@playnewworld) June 3, 2019