In case you didn't know, New World is a new MMO developed by Amazon Games Studios.
The release date is May 2020, you can subscribe on NewWorld.com for beta access beginning in april.
There is an early test phase planned between now and april as well, but this is a closed test.
You WILL be able to stream the game during the beta in April, until then the game is still under NDA.
There WILL be a dev video detailing the hot topic of the moment in the New World Community, PVPVE, and it is planned for release this month (January).
The game is BUY TO PLAY, with NO monthly fees, there will be a cosmetics store in game to finance the game after launch. No P2W items are planned.
The game should feature extensive 50v50 players battles to determine who owns what land. Land owners will most likely have access to better crafting, more ressources and should be able to collect taxes from players who chose to build a home on their land according to an interview from a German mmo website.
Crafting and gathering will be a key element to be able to gear up for battle.
The type of PVP remains to be announced (open world, toggle, zones, wars only, factions?).
You will most likely lose items upon death. There may be a system for criminals depending of the type of PVP in the final version of the game. Get your bounty hunting ready just in case.
PVE will mostly be quest driven, NPC's will most likely be present in cities and around the map.
Combat should be aim based, damage should be based on where you hit the enemy and what kind of resistances the other player has on that part of his body. It should be dynamic. There will be classical weapons, magic yet has to be announced as is but we know some items can give you magical powers. We have seen siege weapons in the latest developer diary, so these might be craftable as well.
Voice chat is proximity based and group based. Don't run around screaming hail satan.