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    NEW WORLD - New Sandbox Mmo from Amazon Game Studios

    Colin Johanson (GW, GW2) is heading up a new game studio from Amazon. They just announced today that one of the games they are making is a new AAA sandbox mmorpg, called New World.

    Carve your own destiny in New World, a massively multiplayer, open-ended sandbox game set in a living, cursed land. Choose how you play, what you do, and whom you work with or against in an evolving world that transforms with the seasons, weather, and time of day. Band together to reclaim monster-haunted wilds and build thriving civilizations, or strike out on your own, surviving in the face of supernatural terrors and murderous player bandits. Focused on emergent gameplay and rich social features – including deep Twitch integration with broadcaster-led events, achievements, and rewards – your only limit in the New World is your ambition.
    Finally a AAA mmo from a big studio coming from the west.

    Again they just announced it, so there isn't much info atm.

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    http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/r...ormal-MMO.html

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M07V5OS

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    More info:

    -Open world sandbox, colonize 17th century North America. Want to be a soldier? Do it. Want to be a farmer? Do it. Want to colonize the world? Build. Etc. etc.

    -People's fears are true, so weird and supernatural shit is in the world and lurking in the woods, etc.

    -Whatever people do with the world and to each other (PVP I'm guessing) is up to the players.

    Here is the twitch of the unveiling event. New World stuff starts at the 9 min mark.

    https://www.twitch.tv/playbreakaway/v/92134477


    **They are also coming out with a new moba called "Breakaway" and a hero shooter called "Crucible".

    https://games.amazon.com/games

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    New World is a massively multiplayer, open-ended sandbox game that allows you to carve your own destiny with other players in a living, hostile, cursed land. How you play, what you do, and whom you work with or against is up to you. Live on your own amidst the supernatural terrors or join with others to build thriving civilizations. In this evolving world that transforms with the changing of the seasons, weather, and time of day, the only limit is your own ambition.

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    • New World is a massively multiplayer, open-ended sandbox game that allows you to carve your own destiny with other players in a living, hostile, cursed land.

    • How you play, what you do, and whom you work with or against is up to you.

    • Live on your own amidst the supernatural terrors or join with others to build thriving civilizations.

    • In this evolving world that transforms with the changing of the seasons, weather, and time of day, the only limit is your own ambition.

    • A release date for New World has not been set.

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    Sandbox MMO with Colin's experience and Amazon's financial backing is intriguing to say the least

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    Cautiously optimistic, but the last few years of MMOs have been constant disappointments outside of FFXIV's relaunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezek View Post
    Cautiously optimistic, but the last few years of MMOs have been constant disappointments outside of FFXIV's relaunch.
    I´d consider FFXIV´s relaunch and the game as a whole as of one of the biggest disappointments when it comes to MMOs of the last few years.

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    I'd say XIV's flaw is playing it too safe. Meanwhile, other things like ArchAge or Windstar dug in too deeply to bad ideas. Either way, while Amazon backing this could afford some interesting potential, I can't say GW2 grabbed me past grinding launch map completion. Which is more to say they had no real open world end game.

    Ultimately suspect too much PvP emphasis will hurt this unless they have restricted servers. MOBAs will otherwise continue to beat the MMO genre in this regard due to less moving parts and general combative consent.

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    Someone leaked a possible internal trailer for New World. Whether it's real or not, there are definitely strange things going on with Amazon.

    The same day Amazon sent out a bunch of emails to people that have pre-ordered the game from the Amazon website, saying the game was ready to download. However now all links related to New world are broken. It comes up with a page not found error.

    This is leading to a lot of speculation that the game has been cancelled (why someone internal leaked the trailer), to a rename, or to possibly getting everything ready for a public testing. I guess time will tell.


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    New World - May 26, 2020

    Developed by Amazon Game Studio
    • Overcome the brutal legions of The Corrupted and draw battle lines with competing players in this land of danger and opportunity.
    • Combine skill and strength in melee combat, attack at range with precision, or master arcane attacks.
    • Bend the wilds to your will by hunting fierce beasts for food and crafting materials, and harvesting valuable resources from the land to fuel your ascent to power.
    • Pre-order before New World launches to secure Closed Beta access and get Isabella’s amulet, the Fist Bump emote, a guild crest set, and the “Expedition One” unique title.
    https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Game-S...dp/B07GB3ZV9M/

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    They stole their trailer music from the commercial for Gemini Man.

    FUCKING GEMINI MAN.

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    I had a lot of fun during the closed beta. I joined a large guild after grabbing 3 of the northern claims after one of the wipes. It was interesting to see the strategy that was used at that level, and the massive pvp battles that would happen on the weekend.

    It's a survival mmo. You ran out of stuff to do after about two weeks, except for pvp. Supposedly, they are adding more content. Still, I have to imagine a large part of the endgame will always be pvp.

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    Delayed to August 25th
    We have made the hard decision to delay the release of New World until August 25, 2020 and the start of Closed Beta to July. 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.

    We know you are eagerly anticipating the launch of New World, and we’re excited to share it with you. However, the health and safety of our team is our first priority. We hope you understand our decision to protect our team during these uncertain times while we re-focus on a timeline that will ensure New World is the best possible game it can be.

    We would like to thank our Alpha players for helping us make a better game. The Alpha will remain open as we continue to test and tune our player experience. Between now and our launch on August 25, we will continue to share details on features and content going into the game. Please enjoy this new article on Invasion and keep your eye on our social media channels for more updates. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We’ll be in touch soon.

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    Combat Video

    At max lvl you get 3 weapon slots and 3 skills for each weapon but they share a cooldown.



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    I can't say much about it because it's under NDA and I don't want to fuck with Amazon but the combat feels quite good even if it looks a little clunky in the video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bombur View Post
    Combat Video

    At max lvl you get 3 weapon slots and 3 skills for each weapon but they share a cooldown.


    Are skills tied to weapons like, can you have 2 bows with different skills on them? that would make trying to find the best weapon for your build a thing?

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    Each weapon has a different skillset but the skills you trait into for each weapon are based on your character's skill trees. For example, fire, lightning, and light staves all have separate movesets and you put points into them individually in your character's trees.

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    is this a mobile game? looks terrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prothescar View Post
    Each weapon has a different skillset but the skills you trait into for each weapon are based on your character's skill trees. For example, fire, lightning, and light staves all have separate movesets and you put points into them individually in your character's trees.
    cool, so is the combat system deep enough to be enjoyed if you wana just play the game level and pve?

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    From what I've played it has the potential to be, but the game is in too early a state for me to definitively tell you yes or no. So far it feels like a more modern Runescape to me with all the combat and life skills.

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