Amazon Fails Two Game Releases In 2020
Each week we bring you two moments, one of epic success, someone who absolutely nailed it! And another of an epic failure, someone who totally failed it. This week for the Failed It we look to Jeff Bezos and his titan of a company Amazon. Specifically, Amazon Game Studios as they have to put the brakes on two-game releases of 2020 in less than two months.
Failed it! Amazon Game Studios Delay Their Second 2020 Release
Amazon owns the single biggest online platform in gaming with Twitch.tv. You’d think that owning the platform that has more than 1.5 Billion Hours worth of gamers watching would make releasing a game to hype and fanfare easy. However, just last month Amazon had to un-release their free-to-play MOBA style First-Person Shooter, Crucible. The reasoning for the un-release, was so that they could improve the game through player feed-back after a lackluster launch.
Crucible isn’t the only game that wasn’t ready for its launch. Amazon Game Studios are delaying another game less than a month after Crucible. The New World, a Massively Multiplayer Online Game was set to release in August. The New World is a game where players travel to a newly discovered continent in the midst of colonization. The obvious issues related to the topic colonization aside, the game has been pushed back a full year and given a general 2021 release date. The reasoning is because the game is currently lacking in mid and end game content.
For MMOs, the end-game content is what will make or break the longevity of the game. In the past, even a heavy-hitting development team like Bungie has struggled with delivering satisfying end-game play in both Destiny and Destiny 2. Is the New World someone that Amazon Game Studios can deliver on? We won’t know for sure for another year, but so far Amazon Game Studios is 0 for 2 on game releases.
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