It felt like it had been forever since we’d had a big MMO release, until this summer. Between Crow fall, Swords of Legends online, and the upcoming Amazon New World, there is now a sudden mess of them. But of these three, the New World seems to be the most popular, judging by the 190,000 players who jumped to its closed beta yesterday.
According to SteamDBThe New World reached a maximum of 190,811 simultaneous players and currently has just over 160,000 players. It's enough to make the New World the fourth largest game on Steam, just ahead of Grand Theft Auto 5 and Apex Legends. He also dominates Twitch, where it is currently the second most popular game with just over 300,000 viewers.
However, there are some caveats to these figures. Currently, the closed beta is accessible to all those who have pre-ordered the game, but since the beta and the actual game are listed separately on Steam, it is likely that some players have been able to pre-order and refund the purchase. just to get beta access. . There are probably also many players who have jumped without having to pay any money through giveaways or because they already had access to previous tests. It will be interesting to see how the closed beta numbers compare to the actual release on August 31st.
Still, New World looks set to be the biggest MMO hit of the summer. To compare, he reports, Sword of Legends Online sold 200,000 copies in the week of its release, which still has many copies, but has only reached its climax 18,000 simultaneous players. However, it is a pretty good MMO, once you persevere in yours boring and repetitive leveling process.
As for the New World, it has changed a lot since it was first announced. Tyler reproduced it in May and said it had become a more conventional MMO than the first glances at his defense battles to maintain PvP suggest. Next week we will have updated impressions.
If you plan to jump to the closed beta of the New World (you can access it before pre-order on Steam). Note that users with EVGA RTX 3090 will have theirs walled cards while playing. There seems to be no clear consensus on what is happening or why, but it is something to keep in mind.
The closed beta of the New World runs until August 2. The full game will be released on August 31st.