Amazon announced its entry into the world of video games a long time ago, with the announcement of its first AAA game in 2016, Crucible. This is a free multiplayer game that would be destined to face big names like Call of Duty, Valorand and Overwatch. Clearly, the plans did not go as planned …
After releasing the game in May, the developer team did not take long to return the game to its beta phase, stating that they needed to correct some unexpected problems. Now, after they have already removed some of the available game modes, they have officially announced that the game will “die” next November 9th.
Amazon has confirmed that all in-game purchases will be refunded to users and that the developer team will transition to other Amazon Games projects, most likely the development of the New World game.
Amazon Luna should not be affected by the Crucible’s failure
Recently, Amazon revealed that it will also bet on the new segment of cloud gaming platforms with the launch of Amazon Luna.
While the evident failure of its first AAA game could affect the credibility of future games by the online commerce giant, it seems unlikely to jeopardize the success of Amazon Luna. Although the details revealed so far are not as specific as would be desired, everything indicates that you will get the most out of the Twitch platform.
As the largest streaming platform ever, Amazon will definitely take full advantage of Twitch’s millions of user base. Although launching exclusive games on its cloud gaming platform can be a good asset, it will hardly be the company’s main focus, at least during the initial launch phase.
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