Amazon is getting into the game with the launch of its highly anticipated MMO New World. This is what time Australians can play.
Amazon is trying to make its mark on the gaming industry with the launch of New World tonight.
The game, which is only available on PC, will be released after a series of delays following its initial announcement in 2016.
Amazon Games’ massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) will be available to Australians via Steam starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
The Standard Edition is $ 56.95 while the Deluxe Edition is $ 69.95.
It is set to be one of the biggest games of the year, garnering huge interest in its beta tests where concurrent players on Steam peaked at nearly 200,000.
The project is a major development for Amazon Games – a division of the online retailer.
What is the game?
New World is a massive online multiplayer game in the same genre as the longtime titan World of Warcraft.
There are player-versus-player (PvP) and player-versus-environment (PvE) gameplay elements, with several different modes.
Players can invade forts held by other players, or defend their own fort against monsters.
The game revolves around businesses and factions, with players banding together to claim territory on the island.
There are regular MMO elements as well, including upgrade, loot, and dungeon scenarios.
What’s the story?
Players land on Aeternum – a magical island based on the Americas from before colonization – which contains veins of a magical mineral called Azoth. This mineral will be used as a form of currency to help players navigate the game.
On the island there will be other players, magic and monsters.
How many people can play?
Amazon said players will share the world with more than 1,000 people at a time.
What is the release date?
The game is available for preload now.
It will launch worldwide later this evening.
Sydney: 9:00 p.m. AEST
Los Angeles: 8am Pacific Time
New York: 8 a.m. ET
London: 7 a.m. BST
Paris: 8am CEST
SÃ£o Paulo: 8:00 a.m. BRT