In September, Amazon Game Studios released its most-awaited MMORPG, New World, which amassed almost a million concurrent players only a day into its release. Fast-forward a month, the game’s concurrent players decreased by almost 70%, which became a cause of concern for the company. However, this number only continues to decrease, as New World now stands at only 10% of its all-time high concurrent players barely two months ago.
A few days ago, New World’s reviews on Steam changed from “Mostly Positive” to “Mixed,” so it’s not surprising that the concurrent players have also decreased significantly. As of right now, New World has around 80,000 concurrent players on Steam — only 9% of what the game used to have. In the last 30 days alone, it has lost nearly 60% of its entire player base and this doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon.
Furthermore, only 55% of the reviews for the game on Steam in the last 30 days have been positive, which means that players are certainly not satisfied with the current condition of New World. “So many broken and unfinished features. It looks beautiful but that is about the only great thing about this game,” said one review. “AGS Are an embarassment to the world of gaming,” said another.
However, players would be relieved to find out that, at least, Amazon Game Studios is aware of many of the concerns that players have with the game and are actively working on resolving the issues. “Nothing is off the table in an MMO. It’s just not going to be soon,” said Katy Kaszynski, the Senior Producer at Amazon Games Studios, when talking about what the developers wanted the game to be like.
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