Amazon Games has officially entered the mainstream of the video games industry with its first MMORPG, and by all accounts so far it’s likely to prove a hugely successful enterprise. Early critical impressions from the beta sessions are strong, and there seems to be a fever pitch buzz of hype surrounding the game’s full launch this week. No wonder, then, so many are keen to get involved. But is New World free-to-play for those who are keen to give it a try? Here’s what you need to know on the matter.
Is New World Free-to-Play? Here’s What You Need to Know
No, New World is not a free-to-play game. It is, in fact, a premium game that costs around the same amount as a typical AAA video game. To play, you will need to visit the game’s Steam page and pay for either its standard or deluxe version, which costs $39.99 and $49.99 respectively.
That may come as a disappointment to those hoping to get a feel for the game without laying down money, especially as we’ve seen massive open-world RPG experiences such as Genshin Impact released as free-to-play recently. On the plus, though, the fact that New World is a premium experience means there’s no pesky pay-walling or predatory practices. It is very much a complete package; you’re getting a content-rich, enormous RPG right off the bat, even though we’re sure that Amazon plans to support the game with hours of additional content moving forward.
Does New World Have a Subscription Fee? Answered
No. Again, New World is a premium product that requires a single, one-off purchase. After that, you are able to play as much and for as long as you like. The only other payments to be made within the game are for its premium currency, which is used to purchase cosmetic skin upgrades.
Of course, if New World ever does change to a different monetization model or if Amazon plans to release a trial period of any kind that allows you to try before you buy, you can be sure we’ll give you the heads up here at Twinfinite.
For now, though, that’s all you need to know about whether New World is free-to-play. Be sure to check our guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.