During the alpha-test of Amazon’s MMORPG New World, players have discovered that the company may be planning to sell quality-of-life items or boosts that will help players improve their time spent leveling up their character and trade skill experience in the in-game storefront. This revelation sparked a lively Reddit discussion among the players unhappy with the possibility of the game turning pay-to-win (P2W).
Rich Lawrence, Studio Director at Amazon, has taken to Twitter to address the storefront testing in alpha:
Please read this letter regarding the storefront testing we are currently doing in Alpha. pic.twitter.com/IucMciGWC1
— New World (@playnewworld) May 15, 2021