News | New World Open Beta Announced

An open beta of Amazon Games' New World was announced during Gamescom Opening Night Live.

It looks set to be Amazon Games’ first successful game as the current closed beta is popular on Steam. Amazon’s Lord of the Rings mmo was canceled and the multiplayer game Crucible was also removed after launch.

Despite the large player numbers, the New World beta did not run smoothly. Last month it was revealed that beta testers had broken video cards – especially the GeForce RTX 3090. This seemed to be due to too high frame rates being reached. Amazon said it has no indication that it is a widespread problem, but released a patch that locks the number of framerates per second.

The open beta is from September 9 to 12. The mmo will be released in full on September 28.


News | Gamescom Opening Night Live announced for August 24th

The Gamescom Opening Night Live show will be held on August 24 this year.

Presenter Geoff Keighley announced this via social media yesterday. Last year, the show, which kicked off the German game fair, was watched by about ten million people. Every year the show features new images of upcoming games, as well as completely new games announced.

More clarity has also been given about the Gamescom fair itself via a press release. For the time being, the fair will take place physically this year, but as a ‘hybrid’ event. This to take into account the corona virus. Fewer visitors can come to the fair, which this year mainly revolves around playing upcoming games. In addition, there are digital queues, so that people can come to the play session by appointment. There should also be more focus on online streams. Gamescom will be held from August 25-29 this year.