Amazon Game Studios has launched New World, a long-awaited MMO that started with good prospects. The first days were followed by the chaos of the servers, which could not support the number of players who wanted to immerse themselves in this fantasy world. However, the numbers have been progressively declining. As published by Forbes, the drop has been about 135,000 concurrent users each week since its launch.
The data we publish below they have taken Sundays (SteamCharts), the time of the week when the highest player peaks are experienced.
- October 3: 913,000 players
- October 10: 726,000 players
- October 16: 608,000 players
- October 23: 508,000 players
- October 31: 373,378 players
Is the drop in players normal?
It is not surprising that the figures of concurrent players decrease over time, but when it comes to an MMO that has a long-term projection, it can be a red flag. We will have to wait and see how the situation evolves. For now, some users have complained about the problems of their economy system, a crucial point in a video game of these characteristics.
New World is available exclusively for PC. Unlike other games of the genre, this title has not been released under a model free-to-play, nor by subscription. Once you buy it, you can access its contents without any additional fee.
Amazon Game Studios has had to navigate many pitfalls to get a successful product to market. Jeff Bezos himself, founder of the company, declared that “after many failures and delays in video games”, they have finally managed to taste the honeys of success. “Very proud of the team for their persistence. See delays as obstacles that help you learn. Whatever your goals, don’t give up, no matter how difficult it may seem, ”he commented.
Source | Forbes, SteamCharts