- Mar 24, 2023
You are looking at it in a far to simplistic way. First new worlds budget was 500m a year and while they didn't use all of that I seriously doubt it is as low as 200m. Second you are also leaving out advertising costs which just soak up money. Lastly the game has 2% of its original player base which is hardly investible and therefore dead. Realistic people put it closer to 500m and after advertising it is almost certainly in the red, and even if it isn't no one is throwing money in that hole.
The story of New World’s successful launch and immediate crash is by now well documented. Amazon’s first big launch title was (and still is) plagued by bugs, missing content, and balance issues. From a high of over 900,000 concurrent players, New World now sits at an average daily player count...