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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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