Amazon Delays New World MMO Launch Due to Coronavirus [Video]

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With the world in lockdown thanks to coronavirus, a new massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game to play couldn't arrive at a better time, but Amazon Game Studio's New World won't be that game as it just got delayed.

A new blog post on the New World website explains how the launch of the MMO is being pushed back to August 25. The reason, if you hadn't guessed already, is the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on the development team.

As Scot Lane, the game's director explains in the video below, the whole New World development team has been forced to shift to working remotely, and that's had a negative impact on progress, "because game development is so collaborative and highly technical, the remote work situation has exposed some problems we're still trying to work through."

The MMO was expected to launch in May and preceded by a closed beta. With the new …

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