New World May Be Getting Winter Festival Event Soon
Holiday events have long been a requirement in MMOs, providing a sense of a living world that changes with the seasons while also keeping content fresh. Up to this moment, New World hasn’t lived up to holiday expectations. Even though it was only a month after launch and Amazon had other priorities, its Halloween offerings were disappointing. New World, on the other hand, appears to have grander ambitions for the winter season.
Scot Lane, the game director for New World, revealed some details about Amazon’s seasonal plans for the MMO in an interview with PCGamesN. Lane said yes when asked if Amazon is considering seasonal modifications for future content drops. When asked if the developers are moving through with their plans, Lane replied, “Yes.” Lane also acknowledged that he won’t be able to reveal anything about those plans, which is disheartening. He did, however, provide a tempting hint to New World gamers.
“Winter is a great time for festivals,” Lane says with a figurative wink and nod. To summarise, Lane is advising New World gamers to expect some sort of winter or holiday event to be brought to the MMO at some point. It may be as simple as a Halloween store bundle, or it could be a full-fledged MMO event with global holiday cheer. Players in the New World will have to wait and see.
Lane’s tease should actually come with an asterisk, even if he doesn’t say so explicitly. This is due to the fact that New World is currently grappling with a number of challenges, including impending and critical server merges, gold duplication exploits that have paralyzed the MMO’s economy, and other important issues. That means Amazon has a lot on its plate, which could cause plans to change. When a game’s status is turbulent, anything can happen.
Even if Amazon might technically postpone Christmas material in order to focus on a variety of serious topics, this would most likely be the last choice. New World, being an MMO, needs to provide new material frequently to keep people involved, even if they don’t have a membership. Otherwise, users will move on to another game with fresh material.
With the end of November approaching, it’ll only be a matter of time until New World announces any plans for a winter vacation. Indeed, Land’s openness to consider prospective winter celebrations could indicate that an announcement is on the way. Players in the New World will undoubtedly be waiting with bated breath in the future.