To add to the hype of revealing the release date for the upcoming open world MMO New World, developer and publisher Amazon Game Studios has posted a new developer diary video. The video on YouTube talks about the development that went into New World and shows off concept art and in-game footage.
On December 12th, Amazon Game Studios announced the launch date of the upcoming 16th – 17th century fantasy MMORPG New World at The Game Awards 2019 event held in Los Angeles. The open world MMO is fully launching in May 2020. The final business model for the game has not been announced yet.
The multinational tech and e-commerce giant Amazon bought the rights to a multi-season Lord of the Rings TV adaptation back in November of 2017 and now it is taking the epic high fantasy novel series further than ever in the gaming market. Amazon Game Studios has announced that they are creating a new free-to-play MMO game based on the Lord of The Rings. This is not to be confused with the 2007 MMO The Lord of The Rings Online which is currently developed and published by Turbine. According to press information, the game will give “a new immersive experience for epic exploration of the vast world of Tolkien”.
Below are the known released dates for New World, the pre-colonial survival MMORPG being developed by Amazon Game Studios.
|New World Alphas||Closed Alpha||October 3, 2018|
|New World Betas||Closed Beta||April 2020|
|New World Live Launch||Steam Launch||May 2020|
New World is an upcoming MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ by Amazon Game Studios set in pre-colonial and colonial period of the Americas. In this version of the world, the supernatural is real. The developers describe the game in a horror-like fashion. New World is emphasized to be open ended and sandbox in nature, specifically being able to choose to live on your own or join with other players to build villages, towns and forts.