Amazon's MMO New World has been postponed again but at least this time around the delay is not that long.
New World was initially meant to release in 2020 but the Coronavirus complications caused a delay, much like in the rest of the gaming industry. Not many took it badly back then as postponing the game was completely understandable.
Fans' patience started to wear slightly thin, however, when the previously announced Spring 2021 release date was postponed by half a year, to August 31, 2021. Following the additions of more PvE content and other improvements, the game had a testing period where it soared to the top of Twitch front page when it comes to viewership.
New World also scored 200,856 concurrent players on Steam, putting it in the top five most-played titles on the biggest PC gaming platform, even though it was only a closed beta test. Things started looking bright for the MMO but on August 4, 2021, Amazon announced they would once again delay the release of the game.
Thankfully, the delay will be only about a month long and the new release date is now set for September 28, 2021. According to the official announcement, this extra time will be used to deal with bugs and stability issues in order to provide a smoother release for the players.
Keep in mind that despite the additional time the devs will take to implement fixes for some of these issues, it's highly possible the opening days will see a lot of lag and waiting queues since this is an MMO after all.