the new world The closed beta was a huge success. It has seen consistent viewership across Twitch and over 25 million hours played by the thousands who participated in the beta. As anyone who pre-ordered was able to jump in, this took the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition of New World even higher. steam Charts during the trial period.
And with some frustration, it was announced that the game would be delayed until the end of September, instead of its original August release date. This isn’t the first time a game has been delayed, and it probably won’t be the last.
But this is not a bad thing. Because the new world was so good, but could be so much better – Here’s a New World closed beta review to see what I’m talking about.
A message from the New World Team. pic.twitter.com/oAZdK7dxTn
– new world (playnewworld) August 4, 2021
Games will likely lag a lot. Cyberpunk, of course, is a stark example of this, but New World also shows what can be done with more work and less crunch. It seems ridiculous to talk about it Amazon and crunch (considering reports of how they handle their workforce), but the developers at Amazon Games seem to have given the time they need to focus on making New World a good game.
During the closed beta, one of the biggest issues was the servers. Even if you manage to get past the wait times, you are likely to encounter serious lag episodes. Hopefully, more time will be invested – and most importantly – into running robust servers for what is likely to be a massive launch in September.
Then there were bugs. Whether it was sliding on the ground or crashing into undead enemies, New World was clearly tough around the edges. A few more months of polishing is never a bad thing, especially with a game of this size.
It is rumored that the new world will also be expanded upon launch, with new map areas, possible new weapons and items, and even mountains. If this is the case, there may be another closed beta before the next release date. Fans of the game certainly hope that will be the case. Anything we come back to to cut those trees…
New World is now scheduled to launch at the end of September.