Amazon Sport Studios has launched a developer roundtable video alongside a 2022 roadmap for its colonial fantasy MMO, New World.
New World’s Coronary heart of Insanity replace coming later this month will carry the Energy/Intelligence-scaling Blunderbuss weapon, in addition to the Tempest Coronary heart expedition, 3v3 PvP arenas, and expanded PvP rewards.
The video principally covers the Coronary heart of Insanity replace, with a particular deal with the expedition’s deal with the character Isabella, beforehand encountered within the Dynasty Shipyard Expedition. The video was lighter on element relating to the PvP adjustments, and we must see how these pan out within the sport itself.
Summer season will see one other new expedition, the pirate-themed Barnacles and Black Powder, alongside the introduction of an LFG device for Expeditions and an as-of-yet undisclosed Summer season occasion.
The largest additions are coming in Autumn, round New World’s one-year anniversary. The world map can be expanded with the Brimstone Sands area, and gamers can have entry to a different new weapon with its personal moveset and talent bushes: the Greatsword. The Autumn replace will even add one other new Expedition, the Ennead, in addition to leaderboards and two occasions: Nightvale Hallow and Turkulon 2022.
These all appear to be welcome additions to New World, however they do not strike me as prone to handle the underlying points recognized by PC Gamer’s resident New World professional, Fraser Brown, in his review and 2022 state of the game piece like declining server populations and instability within the in-game economic system.
Some popular posts on the game’s subreddit proceed to name for extra server mergers to maximise the sport’s contracted participant base. Moreover, the deal with PvE Expeditions within the 2022 updates doesn’t appear to be taking part in into New World’s strengths in its PvP or the player-driven economic system that, whereas flawed, stays a novel draw. Following a formidable launch (the largest by way of concurrent gamers for a sport on Steam in 2021) and equally large decline in participant rely, New World should be struggling to search out the rhythm that some long-running mid-tier MMOs like Guild Wars 2 or Star Wars: the Previous Republic have managed to hit.