08 Apr 2021 9:10 AM +00:00

New World Delay: Amazon MMO delayed

Amazon is known for many things, but the world's largest retailer's upcoming MMO won't be shipping anytime soon.

New World, the upcoming fantasy MMO was scheduled to launch in May but has now been pushed back to August 25.

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In a blog post, the company acknowledged that the delay comes from the current COVID-19 pandemic.

"Like most of you, our entire team has been sequestered as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While we are still making great progress, developing an ambitious MMO like New World remotely has introduced some challenges,"

"We want to make sure that we have the time needed to make New World the very best it can be for our players. As a result, we’ve chosen to delay the game’s release in order to reach our quality bar as we work remotely for the foreseeable future."

If you simply can't wait, you are able to jump in now as part of the game's alpha test. You can find it here.