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Crucible

1 month ago

Amazon’s Crucible retreating back into closed beta

Less than six weeks after launching Crucible, Amazon are taking their free-to-play multiplayer shooter back into closed beta. It was not well-received or well-played, and last weekend didn't even break 200 players in-game at the same time. So they're taking it back into beta to fix and improve, then presumably relaunch later. Those player numbers are honestly not uncommon for a new multiplayer shooter, because…

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2 months ago

Crucible ditches two modes, delays its first season indefinitely

It's been a tough ol' time for Crucible. Following a somewhat messy launch, the Amazon-backed hero shooter this week announced it'll be shedding two of its three modes - ditching battle royale and territory control gametypes to focus on being a bit more MOBA, while delaying its first competitive season indefinitely to give the beleaguered beast some much-needed polish.

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3 months ago

Amazon’s Crucible launched with some pretty essential features missing

Let's talk about Crucible's launch. Amazon's hero shooter landed on Steam earlier this week, and honestly? It was a bit of a mess. In fairness, a lot of brand new online games face similar issues to what the new third person sci-fi shooter did, with matchmaking and connectivity issues plaguing players as they tried to play their first matches. And though these are fixed now,…

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Amazon’s free-to-play shooter Crucible is out today

Amazon's first big PC game has arrived, and it's inviting you to an alien planet to harvest its resources and take out enemy teams. It's called Crucible and it's a third person sci-fi shooter with some MOBA elements thrown in for good measure. Each game has you play as one of 10 Hunters, each with their own unique play styles and abilities, and you'll need…

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Amazon’s Crucible is a refreshing take on the hero shooter

It was only a matter of time before Amazon properly jumped into the gaming space, and here we are with their very own multiplayer hero shooter coming out tomorrow. Developed by Amazon's Relentless Studios, Crucible is a new free-to-play third-person shooter. I'll be the first to admit that those words put me off at first, it's not easy for these sorts of games to stand…

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Amazon’s multiplayer shooter Crucible launching May 20th

Amazon Game Studios today announced a May 20th release date for Crucible, their free-to-play multiplayer shooter where two teams compete while battling big monsters. Players get to pick from characters with different abilities, hunt monsters, level up... it's got a lot of familiar-sounding bits from other multiplayer PvE and PvP and PvEvP games, and I'm curious. Seeing as it'll be F2P, yeah, I'll give it…

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1 year ago

Amazon Game Studios lay off developers, reportedly cancel unannounced projects

Amazon’s video game studio have laid off “dozens” of employees, according to a report by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier. They’ve also cancelled some unannounced projects, saying that they want to “prioritise development” of the supernatural colonialist America simulator New World, 12-player, class-based battle royale-alike Crucible, and some other projects that aren’t yet unveiled.

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4 years ago

Amazon Game Studios Announce Three Games

Amazon have announced three PC games being made by their own games studio: a multiplayer sandbox world, a MOBA-ish 4v4 mythological murdersport, and some sort of class-based Battle Royale 'em up. That sandbox 'em up sounds like it might be interesting, at least. As Amazon also owns Twitch, all three games have bits to entertain livestream viewers or let them fiddle with what's going on.…

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