Many people can’t wait for Amazon’s newest video game the new New World. This game is expected to breathe new life into the MMORPG genre. The New World game was initially expected in 2020, but has unfortunately been delayed. New World is expected to be released on August 31, 2021, but it remains to be seen whether Amazon will actually meet this deadline.

New World is the upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game or MMORPG from Amazon under the name Amazon Game Studios. Although the New World game was initially announced for May 2020, as previously stated, it has been delayed for more than a year because there was still a lot of criticism about the state of the game. Compared to other MMOs like World of Warcraft, where you have to buy the game and pay monthly, the New World game will only maintain a “buy-to-play” model. This means that you only have to purchase the game and you can play unlimited.

As a player, you can team up with up to 4 other players in a group. There are three factions in the game which are Marauders, Syndicate and Covenant. The New World game has a crafting system and offers both PvE (Player vs Environment) and PvP (Player vs Player). You can also take over settlements, do quests or just explore the world.

A big difference with many other MMORPGs is that you don’t have an auto targeting system. This means that you will have to focus on your target yourself. As far as is known, you can choose between a variety of weapons including bows, hammers, guns, spears, axes, sword and shield, an ice gauntlet and a life of fire staff. In addition, you also have the standard stats that you need to increase to become stronger like Constitution, Focus, Intelligence, Strength and Dexterity.

The professions can be divided into 3 different categories: Crafting, Refining and Gathering. Crafting means professions such as Weaponsmithing or Cooking. Refining means the refining of certain materials like the smelting of ore or leather processing. Gathering is of course the collection of materials, such as Mining or picking herbs.

Important and especially unique about the New World PC game is the fact that there are no classes in New World. You have the complete freedom in which weapons you want to use and how you want to develop your character. Instead, you focus on upgrading certain weapons through the Weapon Mastery system. The more you focus on a certain weapon, the more options you have with it. Ultimately, the idea is to pick a few weapons you want to specialize in, so you can switch between them during combat depending on the situation.

As a player, you can even buy a house of your own and fill it with furniture of your choice. In addition, you can then quickly move between cities if you buy houses in different cities.

The combat system of the New World PC game is a lot more dynamic than that of other older MMORPGs. The developers have stated that they were inspired by the Dark Souls system, which means that you will have to roll a lot to dodge things and find openings where you can attack instead of always playing offensive. However, the combat system still has some small flaws. The animations are very long and the timing for rolling to avoid attacks is very tight.

We conclude that Amazon’s New World PC game may breathe new life into the MMORPG genre. Amazon is of course a gigantic company and also has the necessary investments to make a game qualitatively very strong. However, the question is whether Amazon Games can also fulfill the wishes of the players as this is their first MMORPG.

According to the Amazon Games website, the minimum specs to play New World are as follows:
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD CPU with 4 physical cores @ 3Ghz
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or better
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet
Storage: 35 GB available space

In terms of graphics, the game is beautiful, but can New World also meet the expectations of players worldwide in terms of combat and content? That will have to wait until August 31, 2021.