New World is a massively multiplayer open-ended sandbox RPG set in a living world that transforms with the seasons and has a focus on emergent gameplay, allowing you to create your own stories in its rich game world.
Currently in development by Amazon Game Studios, New World gives you freedom to tackle its magic and monster filled 17th century world as you see fit. You can set out on your own to explore the world and fight supernatural monsters and other players or you can band together to reclaim the wilds and build a civilization. Teaming up is probably the best option, as it allows players to specialize in different trades, becoming architects, mercenaries, craftspeople and prospectors (among other things).
New World promises a deep crafting system, allowing you to create powerful elixirs, deadly weapons and even fortifications for your colony. As you venture into the world you’ll discover secrets, claim territories gain loot and fight powerful enemies – from raiders to wildlife to supernatural monsters.
There’s no video footage available yet, but the artwork looks great and it’ll be interesting to see how Amazon fares at video game development. Sign up for the Alpha now to be one of the pioneers in Amazon’s brave new world.
The Alpha sign up for New World is a little strange. You need to log into your Amazon.com account and go to this Amazon page where you then click “Email Me” to sign up for the Alpha. You can see further details in the “About the Product” section.