Forced PvP and survival elements have been removed
PvP can now be turned on and off in the open world using the drop-in function. If you want, you can avoid PvP completely.
“MeinMMO: “ We know from our preliminary talk that you removed forced PvP from New World. Why did you choose to do this? ”
Scot Lane: “We learned in our early alpha tests that many of the MMO players wanted more content on the one hand and that they didn’t like the“ Open World Gank Fest ”on the other. As a result, they lost the fun of New World.
So what we did was add more direct content. We have added quests, objectives, missions and community goals. We are now more of an open world MMO than a sandbox as it was before.
We now have PvP in the game as a voluntary opt-in feature. ”
Not only is New World making PVP voluntary (Like WoW), but from the looks of it, we won’t even get a PVP server.
Content retrieved from: https://mein-mmo.de/new-world-interview-open-world.