Here’s the thing: I have definitely not been on the hype train for Amazon’s New World for a variety for reasons. But with the recent news that Crucible is getting pulled back into beta, I have to admit that I am more interested in it simply because… well, this is bizarre. This is unprecedented and different. And it means that a lot more is riding on a game that already seems to have had a difficult time getting into a state for people to be interested in it.
The whole ongoing mess with Amazon’s game development alone should be reason enough to cast a curious eye toward New World and where it’s heading, but the latest Crucible news has definitely upped my interest if not my excitement. Perhaps that’s enough. So what about you, dear readers? Has the whole saga of putting Crucible back in beta after its bellyflop affected your thoughts on New World in any direction, or do you find that the whole thing hasn’t really changed your perspective?