Amazon cancels Crucible – five months after release and four months after un-release [Video]

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Amazon has cancelled Crucible, its free-to-download multiplayer action game.

Crucible launched in May 2020 with little fanfare, and player numbers dwindled soon after. In early June Amazon "retired" two of its three modes. Then, later that month, Amazon "un-released" the game, bringing Crucible into closed beta in a bid to save a project years in the making.

In a post on the game's website, developer Relentless Studios said "ultimately we didn't see a healthy, sustainable future ahead of Crucible".

The development team will now transition to work on Amazon's MMO New World as well as other upcoming projects from Amazon Games. A full refund for any purchases made is available, and credit purchases within the game are now disabled. Servers will stay up for custom games until 9th November 2020. Amazon has yet to say whether the change will result in any layoffs.

Crucible has been a disaster for Amazon's troubled entry into the video game market. When Crucible was announced in September 2016, it …

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