Along with its product announcement event on Tuesday, Amazon also launched its long-awaited open-world massively multiplayer online game (MMO), New world. Right out of the gate, the game has climbed the ranks of the most popular PC titles available right now.
New world launched at a peak of 700,000 concurrent players on Steam, becoming one of the biggest platform launches ever – reports CNBC.
Even after the launch hype subsided a bit, the game had 450,000 concurrent players on Thursday, along with tens of thousands of players lining up to join the action.
from amazon New world is an open world game set in another 17th century America where magic exists. Thousands of players occupy the fantasy realm, explore it, build virtual settlements and discover civilization in a new world.
The title was developed by Amazon Games Studio, the video game development division of the e-commerce giant. New world received rave reviews after a closed beta in July, during which it infamously featured a number of Nvidia’s “cream of the crop” RTX 3090 GPUs, and an open beta in early September.
Yes New world manages to keep that momentum going, it will prove that companies outside of seasoned game developers can break into this industry. It might also be able to erase the humiliating failure that was Crucible, Amazon’s previous attempt to create a big-budget mainstream video game.
The game also has an inherently synergistic relationship with Twitch, the gaming-centric video streaming platform owned by Amazon.
New world is currently only available for PC. The game costs $ 49.99 CAD ($ 39.99 USD) for the basic “Retail” version on Steam.