Amazon Game Studios has announced that its first MMORPG, New World, will be released on August 31, 2021. The news was revealed as part of a development update posted on New World’s official site today, which confirmed that the game’s closed beta will begin on July 20, 2021. In addition to an end-game zone called Eboncale Reach, participants will be able to try out five-player instanced adventures called Expeditions, as well as 20 vs. 20 battles in a mode called Outpost Rush.
“Last August we held a Preview Event with the goal of sharing our progress while collecting as much feedback as possible,” the developer wrote. “We invited hundreds of thousands of players to experience New World. Your feedback and gameplay experiences validated our thoughts of what improvements and additions we needed to make.”
“Since then we’ve polished the combat system, added quest variety, expanded weapon and armor variety, added fishing, expanded the map to include a new region Reekwater, overhauled our crafting system, and continued to add mid-game and end-game content. We’ve been hard at work on compelling end-game features we believe are important to include at launch.”
Announced during TwitchCon in September 2016, Amazon Studios’ New World MMORPG transports players to the fictional and supernatural island of Aeternum, which they’re tasked to colonize. The game will be available exclusively on Steam and won’t require a monthly subscription to play.