New World is an upcoming MMORPG set in a fantasy world where medieval asthetics and magic collides to form an expansive system for players to explore.
Like most other MMOs, New World boasts servers that multiple players can be on at once. This helps link up players with each other, lets friends play together and friendships to form online. The servers are based on region so players can pick ones closest to their home in order to have as stable of a connection as possible.
Although, one of the biggest questions going into New World pertains to server sizes. In the past, MMO servers have allowed thousands of players but have become extremely unstable and crashed repeatedly. The other side of the coin is limiting servers to less than a dozen players, making playing with other people somewhat difficult.
New World is a highly-touted game being developed by Amazon Games. (Picture: Amazon)
However, it seems New World may have struck a balance between the two sides. According to the official FAQ on New World’s website, the servers at launch will be capable of holding over 1,000 players at a time. The official blurb on the server FAQ is “You'll be adventuring alongside over 1,000 other players in Aeternum.”
Whether or not this holds true for the official launch remains to be seen. New World is set to release a closed alpha and beta over the next few months which could be great stress tests for the servers. However, nothing can match what the servers will go through when the game releases worldwide on 31st August.
More players than ever will be joining servers and there are likely to be crashes on day one and beyond. However, as long as the developers at Amazon Games can keep their promise of 1,000+ player servers and have them stable, fans will be happy in the long run.
There’s currently no information on how many servers will be available or for what regions but we’ll keep you posted as more details surface.