New World has been completely overshadowed by Lost Ark, but Asmongold believes it can recover as it doesn’t require a subscription as long as the developers release good content.
New World has fallen out of favor since its release in September 2021. Back then, players had to come up with creative ways to avoid queues because it was so popular. Now the player base is a fraction of what it used to be.
Meanwhile, Lost Ark has completely taken over in terms of both player counts and viewership.
However, Asmon believes New World can still recover eventually, and he explained why.
“Lost Ark was a huge success,” he said. “Lost Ark is Amazon Game Studios’ first major success.” It overshadowed their other game, New World, in almost every way. Although Asmon believes it can recover.
“I think the New World experience will get better over time,” he claimed.
“New World will be very similar to Guild Wars 2 in that you don’t have to pay for a subscription or anything.”
“There will be people who will just buy the game and come back regularly to play it from time to time as new content comes out.” He believes this is the biggest advantage and could attract people again.
“Will it ever get big? Will it ever be a huge game with the 800,000 concurrent players it had at launch? I do not know. Probably not. I wouldn’t bet on that. [But] I think it will improve over time.”
The reason, he says, is simple: “IIt’s a buy-only game, so there’s going to be a lot of people [who still want to play it]. There is no barrier to entry to come back and play the game again.”
“For example, there are a lot of people out there who may have stopped playing New World [because it got stale]but when new content comes out that’s really cool and they find a reason to play it, they’ll go and play it.”
Only time will tell if Asmon is right. However, Lost Ark will also continue to receive new content that could keep players hooked in the long term and prevent them from returning to New World any time soon.
Of course, there are other competitors in the MMO space – namely FFXIV and World of Warcraft. So the New World developers will have a lot of work to do if they want to make waves again, but it’s possible.
https://www.dexerto.com/new-world/asmongold-new-world-rebound-overshadowed-lost-ark-1792551/ Asmongold believes New World can bounce back despite being overshadowed by Lost Ark