MMO Week in Review: New World evades Amazon Games’ layoffs


Amazon Games was the latest victim of the broader Amazon corporation’s latest round of mass layoffs this week, specifically the San Diego branch whose top office John Smedley vacated earlier this year. Curiously, Amazon Games’ VP says that “the New World team in Irvine will grow as [execs] shift some resources to further support its continued development” – in perhaps yet another sign that New World is doing OK enough to keep getting resources.

Meanwhile, NCsoft is suing Kakao and XL Games, No Man’s Sky launched its Interceptor update, Ghostcrawler is forming a new MMO studio, and CCP Games doubled down on its blockchain babble.

Read on to catch up with the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions today as every Sunday (since 2010!) in Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review!



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