Amazon Game Studios has released a developer roundtable that briefly outlines what to expect from New world this year, see below.
An hour-long video highlighting the March Heart of Madness update, including the 3v3 PvP Arena, expanded PvP rewards, and the new Blunderbuss weapon.
They also talk about the motivations of Isabella, a character previously encountered on the Dynasty Shipyard Expedition and is central to the new Heart of the Storm quest, a five-player expedition with a recommended character level of 60 and a gear score of 550 or higher. Watch the video below.
Elsewhere in the video, the team confirms that another new pirate-themed expedition, Barnacles And Black Powder, will launch in the summer along with the introduction of the LFG expedition tool and an as-yet undisclosed summer event.
Then in the fall, around the anniversary New world, the world map will be expanded to include the Sulfur Sands region, and players will be able to pick up the Greatsword, a new weapon with its own set of moves and ability trees. The Fall Update will also add the Ennead Expedition as well as leaderboards and two events, Nightvale Hallow and Turculon 2022.
The development team also confirmed free unlimited inventory transfers between storage chests regardless of faction and announced plans for paid transfers between regions.
Last year, the developers confirmed what they want to do New world better for solo players. New worldGame director Scott Lane said: “We also continue to add more quests for players in the early and mid game. New types of quests are being added to help uncover more of the mysteries of Eternum. We understand that some players would like to focus more on single player gameplay, and we are doing more to make that viable with alternate questlines and more support for single player play.”
In other news Crucible Developer Steven Dewhurst shared that “Amazon is not the best place to make games” and said that “at the time it was pretty obvious” that Crucible fail in a new interview with NME.
Dewhurst identified several problems with Amazon and said that “mostly [Amazon’s] the executive management has a lot of arrogance that stems from the fact that they were very successful at a bunch of things and thought that their success at those things would translate into success at other things when they weren’t even remotely similar”, adding that “there’s just a bunch of of things”. all hands where I can remember executives giving answers that we would have considered wildly wrong at the time.”