In context: Amazon is thought for a lot of issues: quick delivery, a large product choice, and its wonderful cloud computing know-how. Nevertheless, the corporate additionally needs to be identified within the realm of video video games, and it hopes its bold upcoming MMO “New World” will make that occur.

Sadly, we’re all going to need to wait a little bit longer to see if that gambit pans out. Amazon right now revealed that New World won’t make its deliberate Might launch date. By this level, you’ll be able to in all probability guess why — issues brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak are the first perpetrator.

As Amazon’s recreation growth workforce has shifted towards a work-from-home association, quite a few “challenges” have emerged. Whereas Amazon didn’t specify what these challenges have been, we suspect that communication points have confirmed essentially the most troublesome.

Not solely are many office collaboration instruments struggling outages because of newly-increased demand, however it may be onerous to maintain tabs on what your colleagues are doing when you’ll be able to’t simply stroll as much as them and ask. That is very true if distant work is not one thing you are used to, which might be the case with New World’s growth workforce.

For individuals who do not know, New World guarantees to supply a compelling open-world MMO expertise, with fast-paced (and skill-based) fight, survival parts, and a strong base-building system. The core gameplay loop will focus closely on private crafting expertise, in addition to the in-depth “Firm” system.

Corporations enable gamers to band collectively and kind a cohesive hierarchy and command construction, which they will use to erect cities and cities, and combat opposing participant factions for land and assets.

So, returning to delay-related information, let’s speak specifics. In keeping with Amazon, New World’s official launch date has been pushed again to August 25, and the beginning of its closed beta has been moved to July. Although disappointing, we hope this delay helps Amazon’s builders flip this recreation right into a secure, entertaining, and high-quality product when it releases.

If you wish to purchase in early, New World is on the market for pre-order now for $39.99. Alternatively, you’ll be able to join for the closed beta right here.