Beware the open red hold-up hole. Screenshot: AmazonOriginally slated for release in May of 2020, Amazon Game Studios free-to-play MMO New World slipped to August of 2020 and then to spring of 2021. According to the current developer upgrade, the game is now introducing on August 31, 2021, with a closed beta beginning July 20. The most recent hold-up for the reasonably eagerly-anticipated game from Amazons rather troubled video game studio, according to the update, is to provide designers more time to execute and polish brand-new end-game features, while making sure all the moving parts work correctly. New World game director Scot Lane used a comparable explanation for the delay in a video published to YouTube. Ive not played in any of New Worlds alpha events, however as an MMO fan I am looking forward to digging into this unusual fictional take on American colonization. Heres hoping this final hold-up is actually last.