With all the activity flitting about Amazon’s New World these days, you wouldn’t think that the upcoming MMORPG has been delayed all the way into 2021. This past weekend, the studio ran a “density” (read “stress”) test to prepare the servers for the promised pre-order preview that’s coming later this month. Said density test has now concluded.
And while there was an NDA surrounding the test, well, you know how gamers are. Gamers are gonna talk, NDA or no, and social media is full of impressions made public anyway.
“After playing for a little bit I can say I see why it is being delayed,” one person said on Twitter. “Has some really good fun things about it so far, but also a lot of stuff that can be improved.”
“It’s a great mix of several MMORPGs that captures the genre very well,” one Redditer noted. Another said that the PvE questing needed a lot of work, but that “the core game is really good.” The combat system was mentioned as a “step backward,” and PvP was frequently singled out as needing improvement.
There were also many glowing reports about the potential of New World: “I went in expecting the game to be a mess since it was delayed for almost one year. I played 24 hours over the weekend and stayed up until 3 am my time to interact and watch the servers close. VERY impressed with the game so far.”
If there was any consensus among the reports, it’s that pretty much everyone agrees that it was a good idea to delay the game to allow for more development and polish. But you probably knew that already.