A whole New World

Story Feb 8, 2021
Source: Explosivo Studio, Disney Aladdin, Amazon Games New World

Video game delays can be quite frustrating. You could compare them to a kid asking "are we there yet" 20 times over, and over, and over. All you want is to just get to the destination. When Covid-19 hit in 2020, the Quick Drop Squad started looking for new games to play. Near the top of our list was Amazon's long-awaited massively multiplayer online game (MMO), New World. This game was set to release in May of 2020. Unfortunately, it was pushed back to August 2020.

Fast forward to today, and we still have no New World as it was delayed again until Spring of this year. Amazon claims the delay is to give them time to incorporate more features and late-game content based on the feedback from alpha testers. Skeptics, aka us, would say it is more likely due to the fact that their shooter title Crucible had a rough launch and they want to get this right. We can't blame them, but we are definitely eager to play this game.

New World is an open-world that takes place on an island, Aeternum (fun fact Aeternum means forever). The island is believed to be embedded with magical minerals which can lead to power, and also corruption. What we are most excited about is the PvP approach to forming companies (max of 50 players), to take over territories within the three factions. Whether you love PvP, or just want to grind this game on your own, it will offer everything from fighting creatures, timeless leveling, or crafting new items. The world is yours, or ours - to be determined. Let's just keep our fingers crossed that this game comes out before 2022!


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