New World MMO: Amazon officially blames GPU manufacturers for bricked graphics cards
Shortly after Amazon's new MMO roleplaying game New World (from US$39 for the Standard Edition) was officially released on September 28, it became clear that even the final version of the game could still damage and destroy certain graphics cards. Because of this risk, many gamers are apparently hesitant to play the new online game, which is why Amazon has now issued an official statement in which the company denies any responsibility for the defects.
The according manufacturer of the GPU is to blame for any kind of defect that occurs while playing New World, which is why EVGA has already confirmed that a manufacturing flaw caused its RTX 3090 to die when playing the MMO. The California-based company vowed to replace the affected graphics cards. Furthermore, Amazon has not found any kind of unusual GPU behavior that is caused by the game.
It remains unclear why only Amazon's New World seems to cause such defects, while benchmarks and other GPU intensive applications do not seem to brick these GPUs. Regardless of the question of who is at fault here, it is a major inconvenience for gamers when such an expensive piece of hardware suddenly stops working properly, which is why many prospective customers may still decide not to try out Amazon's New World MMORPG.