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Published: October 2, 2021 at 2:07 PM BST

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Jeff Bezos has congratulated the developers of New World on the successful launch of the game, PlayStation is introducing Game Trials on PS5, and eFootball has had Overwhelming Negative reviews on Steam.

Jeff Bezos on New World Success

Jeff Bezos, the founder and executive chairman of Amazon, recently expressed his excitement over the success of the game New World. In a tweet, he acknowledged the challenges and failures the gaming industry has faced but celebrated New World as a significant achievement. Bezos commended the team for their persistence, emphasizing the importance of viewing setbacks as valuable learning opportunities. He encouraged individuals to persevere in pursuing their goals, no matter how difficult the journey may be. Bezos concluded his tweet by mentioning the Twitter handle for the game, @playnewworld, and shared a link to an article from Bloomberg titled "Amazon Can Make Just About Anything - Except a Good Video Game." Interestingly, Bezos noted that the two articles were published only eight months apart.

As someone relatively new to the world of news reporting, I approach Bloomberg's articles with a degree of skepticism. Over time, many of their claims have been disputed by the companies, publishers, and individuals involved. Nonetheless, I am genuinely pleased with the success of New World. However, despite my enthusiasm, I have not personally played the game yet. This is primarily due to the abundance of other games currently available. Nevertheless, I remain open to the possibility of exploring New World in the future. I am particularly curious to experience the end game content. As the release of Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker draws near, I find myself preoccupied with the anticipation of its arrival, making it difficult to find time for other gaming experiences.

PlayStation Game Trials

In other gaming news, PlayStation has introduced an exciting new feature for PlayStation 5 called Game Trials. This feature allows players to download certain games and try out a demo version for free before making a purchase. The initial games available for Game Trials are Death Stranding Director's Cut and Sackboy: A Big Adventure, with more titles expected to be added in the future. Currently, I am engrossed in playing Death Stranding and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Despite its challenging and frustrating moments, I find the game quite fun and intriguing. It's worth noting that the concept of offering game demos has been around for decades, but PlayStation is now branding it as Game Trials, providing players with an opportunity to sample games before committing to a purchase.

eFootball Terrible Reviews

Lastly, there has been a significant backlash against eFootball, which is a rebranded version of the popular game Pro Evolution Soccer. In the past, FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer were considered the top football (soccer) games, with personal preference often determining which game players preferred. However, the recent rebranding and release of eFootball has led to an overwhelmingly negative reception. The game has been subjected to review bombing, with players expressing their dissatisfaction through negative reviews on the game's Steam page. Some users have even shared screenshots highlighting the game's poor quality, leading to embarrassment for the developers.

The current situation surrounding eFootball recalls the launch of Assassin's Creed Unity by Ubisoft, where embarrassing screenshots of the game's initial state circulated online due to its numerous technical issues. This serves as a reminder to game publishers to thoroughly test their products before release to avoid similar pitfalls. Negative feedback and criticism should be seen as opportunities for growth and improvement, as Bezos suggested in his earlier statement.

Konami, the developer of eFootball, now faces the challenge of addressing the concerns and criticisms raised by players. It is crucial for them to take this feedback seriously, rectify the issues, and ensure a better gaming experience for their audience. Learning from these setbacks can ultimately help developers deliver high-quality games that meet player expectations.

In conclusion, Jeff Bezos' recognition of New World's success highlights the perseverance required to overcome obstacles in the gaming industry. The introduction of PlayStation's Game Trials feature offers players the opportunity to try games before purchasing them, enhancing the overall gaming experience. However, the negative reception of eFootball demonstrates the importance of thorough testing and quality control in game development. Publishers should view criticism as constructive feedback and use it to deliver improved products in the future. As the gaming landscape continues to evolve, it is essential for developers to listen to their audience and strive for excellence in order to create memorable and enjoyable gaming experiences.

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