New World, the upcoming MMORPG from Amazon Game Studios, has been released to streamers for their first impressions ahead of the game’s 2021 launch. Though still in preview, it has already amassed triple the figures of Amazon’s previous game, Crucible.
It averaged just over 100,000 viewers yesterday on just over 900 channels (102,703 on 916 to be exact), and is pulling in similar figures today, live on 1,085 channels at the time of writing, to a current total of 92,394 viewers. These averages see New World enter the Twitch charts at number 22, although at this stage Amazon is unlikely to be too concerned with that and will instead want feedback alongside a little bit of hype building.
It peaked at close to 350,000 on almost 3,000 channels (again, 244,140 on 2,986 if you want to be specific), which is already significantly higher than Amazon Studios’ previous game, Crucible, which peaked at 129,050 viewers.
Crucible had a total of 2.5 million hours watched on Twitch for the entire time it was available, while New World already has almost 4.2 million.
Upon full release, the game will be using a buy-to-play model, meaning there will be no monthly mandatory subscription fee. The game is set in the 1600s, and its plot involves the colonisation of a fictional land “modeled after British America in the Atlantic Ocean”.
Applications for content creators remain open, and sign up is not just limited to streamers, but also welcomes writers, wiki curators, artists and more.
After Crucible’s launch was so disastrous, Amazon decided to ‘delaunch’ it. Everyone concerned here will be hoping that New World fares better than that. By clearing Crucible’s Twitch figures already, it’s off to a good start.