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New World: dev claims that exploits are very detrimental to game development | Levelup

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After debuting at the end of September, New World managed to become Amazon Game Studios’ first hit. However, and despite breaking an impressive record of simultaneous players, it is undeniable that its launch was full of connection problems and bugs. Of course, the exploits also made an appearance.

In case you don’t know, an exploit is a vulnerability that allows players to take advantage of in-game systems to earn rewards effortlessly and faster. Of course, that situation destroys the balance of the experience, so it can become a big problem.

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The latter is especially true in MMOs like New World, since a large part of the gameplay consists of obtaining resources and weapons. Given this, the developers have the titanic task of correcting as quickly as possible all the errors that make it easy for players to cheat. Obviously, that requires investing a lot of time and effort.

Exploits stunt New World development

During a recent interview with the portal PCGamesN, Scot Lane, director of the MMO, spoke about the negative impact that exploits and other bugs have on the development of the game.

The creative acknowledged that these vulnerabilities are extremely detrimental to the experience, so much of the development team’s focus is on correcting them. Likewise, it explains that eliminating exploits and amending the affected elements of the economy takes a lot of time.

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“Although the percentage of cheats is small, they can have a big impact on the perception of the player: it is not fun to play and win something when you perceive that someone else uses an exploit and they do it faster or with less effort,” said Scot Lane .

On the other hand, the director expressed his commitment to maintain a fair playing field for all players, who just want to play and enjoy New World.

Fortunately, the number of exploits may decrease considerably in the future. We say this because the MMO recently added a Test Server (PTR), so a section of the community will have the opportunity to explore updates in advance and report bugs in the process.

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“We made some mistakes by moving too fast and we have yet to find the balance between speed and quality. Our goal is to provide each player with a great experience and as a team we improve every day in patching, ”commented Scot Lane.

But tell us, what do you think of the director’s statements? Let us read you in the comments.

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