Amazon’s upcoming MMO New World, is off to a rather good start. The game’s closed beta has brought more than 200,000 concurrent players on Steam. It’s now one of the service’s most-popular titles overall.
This is according to the latest public player data from Steam, which shows that New World passed 200,000 over the weekend, putting it ahead of games like Rust, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Warframe and Path of Exile.
New World’s early success on Steam in attributed to Amazon’s struggle with games over the recent years. Their free-to-play shooter Crucible didn’t go as planned, and was later canceled. They were also making a Lord of the Rings MMO until a supposed contract dispute, which subsequently ended this title as well. Amazon also had a game in called Breakaway, but that was canceled too.
A report from Bloomberg documented a pattern of mismanagement within Amazon’s game division. Although Amazon has been struggling to find a footing in the gaming world, the company’s new CEO, Andy Jassy, stated he’s committed to gaming.
“Some businesses take off in the first year, and others take many years,” Jassy said. “Though we haven’t consistently succeeded yet in [Amazon Game Studios], I believe we will if we hang in there.”
Even though New World has been doing well on Steam, it diid cause some problems with high-end graphic cards, frying them while playing the closed beta. However, those who had an EVGA model will get a replacement.