New World is set in the late 17th century North America, a period during the colonization of the continent. The players will have a complete freedom of choice. They will decide how they want to build their cities and which enemies they want to destroy.
But this is not a realistic historical MMO as it will involve fantastic creatures that roam the valleys and forests of New World. Some of them will be so powerful that players will have to cooperate in order to protect themselves and their settlements.
The game will also feature dynamic season and weather systems, and of course, day and night cycles. The developer promises that New World will be able to host up to 500 players at once.