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New World sees another delay, now releasing in September

Amazon has delayed the release of its MMO New World.

Those looking to try out New World will have to wait an additional month, Amazon has announced.

The delay announcement states that during the recent closed beta, the team was given "a ton of feedback," and that due to this, it wants to make improvements based on said feedback.

"We want New World's launch to be a smooth and fun experience for all players, and that means making some improvements based on what you encountered during closed beta," reads the developer update.

"So we're going to take a few extra weeks to smash bugs, improve stability, and polish the game."

The announcement goes on to state the delay wasn't an easy decision to make, and that the team behind it understands this isn't the first time the release date has been changed.

Originally slated for release last year on August 25, before being delayed to spring 2021, Amazon delayed the game yet again to August 31. Now, it will be released on September 28. Hopefully, it won't see another delay.

The team also said it was "humbled" by the support New World has received so far, and that during the closed beta, more than a million folks played over 25 million hours. Amazon revealed the bigger figure after initially reporting 16 million hours played.

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