Latest World, Amazon Game Studio’s new massively multiplayer online game, has officially opened, with over half a million continuous players on day one. As the game’s development continued, it grew in popularity, with a beta test attracting almost 200,000 concurrent players a few months ago.
This isn’t Amazon Game Studios’ first significant release, but it is their most successful to date. Previously, the company attempted out the third-person shooter Crucible, which got mixed reviews and was only released for a brief time.
However, since its first closed beta debut in July, New World has had far more consistent success. While MMOs may have had their heyday in the past, giving way to MOBAs and hero shooters like League of Legends and Apex Legends, the genre still has a lot of fans, and New World has a lot of them thanks to its blend of MMO and action RPG gameplay. Now that it’s available internationally, many more gamers will be able to test it out.
According to NWO Show, on the day of its introduction, the game had almost half a million concurrent players, a discussion show, and a Twitter account dedicated to New World. This is a huge figure, and it doesn’t include gamers on the West Coast of the United States because their servers were down at the time of the tweet.
It’s worth mentioning that not all of these gamers are currently online since many have complained about excessive wait times, with each server having a maximum capacity of two thousand people. Even with the (hopefully temporary) bottleneck of server caps, these figures speak well for the game, despite the game’s setbacks, such as when New World’s open beta was frying graphics cards.
New World has grown in popularity as a result of events such as the Summer Games Fest and word-of-mouth from people who have played it. It’s gone through its fair share of beta phases, and with the feedback, the dev team has incorporated from players—so much so that Amazon Game Studios actually delayed the game’s release to respond to that feedback—no, it’s a surprise that the game has built up a head of steam here at its official launch.
#PlayNewWorld Breaks 500,000 Concurrent Users and Climbing!!!! @playnewworld pic.twitter.com/IUU837QC2S
— NWO Show (@ShowNwo) September 28, 2021
Unlike Crucible, which was a failure, the game has had its time in the spotlight on Twitch. As additional servers become available, the number of concurrent gamers is expected to rise.
Gamers from all around the world are jumping into New World, collaborating to complete its objectives and fight its monster. Amazon Game Studios has gone out swinging in an attempt to overcome its previous flops, and it may finally have a success on its hands.