Amazon Game Studios (AGS) is a part of the retail company Amazon and they were to make games. And they’re based in the USA and formed in 2012. Afterwards, they first announced they’ll make PC games in 2014. Hence, Crucible became their first test project.
Crucible is a free-to-play multiplayer third-person shooter first released in 2020. Like Skinny Love, Amazon’s “labor of love” didn’t last a year. On its launch in May, the game was very negatively received. They later made the game an invite-only closed beta. Their first major project was in shambles. So was their first attempt at gaming.
The Crucible development team will now be working on New World. New World is a new project from AGS. Originally set to release in August, they it pushed back to Spring 2021. Crucible will be shut down in November 9th, a month later from now.
Amazon said that they didn’t see a healthy, sustainable future ahead of Crucible. Customers who made purchases will also get refunds, they added.
The report reads, “In the next few weeks we’ll be hosting a final playtest and community celebration, both in-game and in our official Discord. After that point we’ll be disabling matchmaking, although you’ll still be able to play Crucible through the custom games feature. Stay tuned for more information on that event. Servers will stay up for custom games until noon PST on Monday, November 9, 2020.”
While it’s sad to see the game go, it might be an opportunity for New World to be a success, with the combined potential of a bigger team at Amazon Game Studios. Good luck, people!