New World loses half of a million players within a month
Although it wasn’t a surprise, New World from Amazon’s initial success surprised many. Even the publishers, who couldn’t keep up to the growing demand for servers.
Initial concurrent player base was 650k. This quickly grew to more than 900k at October’s start. However, it has dropped to less that half since then.
Players are dropping like flies due to the server problems and other bugs, as well as a lack of a patch or telling road map. We now need to see the developers’ moves, if not save the game but show that they can fulfill its potential.
When will the New World patch be available?
WePC’s New World hub has been visited by many players. This shows how eager they are to play the game. The hope is that hundreds of thousands of people who have left the game will return once the patch arrives. New World is still a favorite in the office with a few staff members so it has something more than the usual. They have suggested that they may drop out until things are fixed. This isn’t unreasonable considering that the game is expensive.
Everyone is still unsure what the patch will contain or when it will become available. It is expected to be available in the near future. Amazon is still quiet, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will just disappear out of the blue. The servers will again struggle if everyone is waiting for the patch to be released and flooding the game immediately back, which would again be harmful.
We wish the game the best before it bleeds to death.