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[Update]: New World devs have announced their plans for major updates throughout 2022.

After suffering delay after delay after delay, Amazon's New World MMO finally entered Closed Beta back in July and was all set to fully launch on August 31, 2021. However, it would appear that old habits are hard to drop, and so Amazon has now decided to push back New World's release once last time.

Thankfully, it's not all bad news given that this delay is a fairly small one. As such, you'll be able to dive into New World about a month later than planned, on September 28, 2021. The reason, as you might expect, is that the developers need a bit more time to parse through all of the beta feedback and implement some much needed changes.

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

"This was not an easy decision to make. We know this isn't the first time we've changed our launch date in pursuit of quality, and that it can be disappointing to wait a bit longer. But we want to be sure w deliver you the highest quality game possible at launch."

Needless to say, I am in full agreement with the studio's comment there. It's far better for New World to be delayed so many times it becomes synonymous with the word, than it is for it to launch in an unfinished state and immediately fall flat on its face. These days an MMO only really gets one chance, and given what's happening with World of Warcraft and Blizzard lately, I genuinely do hope New World manages to carve a nice little niche for itself.

Whatever the case may be, I'll make sure to let you know once New World finally launches. Until then, you can read a little bit more about it over at the official website.