We've sent out another wave of New World Alpha Test invitations!
If you signed up for Alpha Testing, be sure to check the inbox associated with your Amazon account.
— New World (@playnewworld) December 19, 2018
New World, which is built using Amazon’s proprietary Lumberyard engine, will support up to 10,000 players in a single instance where they can venture through the massive open-world filled with supernatural forces. Players can choose from a variety of different character types, including craftspeople, mercenaries, prospectors and architects.
Players can also join forces to claim territories and leverage their dominions to consolidate power and compel loyalty. New World features magic effects that are driven by a mysterious substance called Azoth, and, cryptically, Amazon has noted that whoever controls this substance will dictate the fate of the world.
Over the past year, the game’s developer, Amazon Game Studios, has slowly been releasing screenshots showcasing various game elements, including fortress construction, alchemy and magic.
Last month, New World featured the craftsman class, which includes blacksmiths, builders, engineers, and alchemists, in a series of tweets.
In New World, many master craftsmen are needed.
To expand empires, Companies will need Builders to provide fortifications that strengthen and protect cities.#NewWorldWednesday https://t.co/WlnMYhbO1V pic.twitter.com/xJxFpysQ4l
— New World (@playnewworld) November 21, 2018
The alpha has been relatively small and private to date, but Amazon has continued to roll out invitations in waves, with the most recent dropping this week.