Amazon MMO New World: Aeternum has been confirmed for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series

Amazon has announced New World: Aeternum after a leak via the PlayStation Store.

Revealed with a trailer at Summer Game Fest, New World: Aeternum is the new version of Amazon’s MMO coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series New World on PC, including the full base game and all previous updates like the Rise of the Angry Earth expansion, plus new content.

New features include the first large-scale PvP area in the New World, a challenging 10-player raid, end-game solo trials, an upgraded leveling experience, new character archetypes, and a revamped dialogue system. Amazon said players can now fully experience Aeternum alone or with other players through online competitive and cooperative play.

New World launched in 2021 on Steam and became a rare video game hit on Amazon. The MMO set in 17th century America has seen huge numbers of players on Steam, and is currently the eighth most played game on Valve’s platform of all time with a massive peak of 913,634 concurrent plays. However, player numbers have declined since that peak, with concurrent player numbers on Steam hovering around the 10,000 mark in recent weeks.

Here is the official blurb:

In New World: Aeternum, shipwrecked explorers wash ashore and set out to forge their own destiny on the supernatural island of Aeternum, a world full of danger and opportunity. Combat in New World: Aeternum is a skill-based and dynamic game, incorporating swords, guns, and magic for a complex and satisfying experience, whether in direct battles against the cursed creatures of Aeternum, or large-scale PvP. Battles. Players can fully customize their character’s appearance, skills, and abilities, as each collected plant, tanned skin, slain enemy, or completed quest shapes their journey and increases their character’s strength and skill. The vibrant world, compelling narrative, rich crafting mechanics, classless character development, and real-time combat and action system in New World: Aeternum can provide hundreds of hours of gameplay for solo and multiplayer adventurers alike.

Amazon has insisted that New World: Aeternum is “designed specifically for consoles” with full feature parity for PC players. Improvements include aim lock, aim assist, virtual cursor, controller navigation, and accessibility features.

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New World: Aeternum will be available digitally on PS5, Xbox Series The Deluxe Edition, available for $79.99, includes the bear’s armor and shield. PC players who have already purchased the New World and the Rise of the Angry Earth expansion can access everything New World: Aeternum has to offer on PC at no additional cost, starting at launch on October 15.

Other upcoming Amazon game titles include the next major entry in the Tomb Raider series, developed by Crystal Dynamics, and Thron and Liberty, developed by NCSoft. Amazon has also signed a deal to publish a new AAA driving game developed by a team led by Forza Horizon 5’s former creative director.

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