Amazon’s Crucible steps back into closed beta: What players can expect [Video]

Amazon has made the surprising decision to walk its new Crucible PC game back into closed beta, restricting it to the gamers who already have access to the title. It’s no secret that Crucible had a rocky start, prompting the company to lay out a new roadmap earlier this month. That roadmap won’t be changing, however, the game will be in closed beta until further notice.

In early June, Amazon made the decision to extend Crucible‘s pre-season period indefinitely, giving the Relentless Studios team a chance to refine the rough gameplay. The plan is to improve many aspects of the game that players have complained about, and to also add requested — arguably critical — features like voice chat functionality.

The team detailed its roadmapon June 4 to inform players about what to expect (check out the video below for all of the details). The team had acknowledged that it needed to polish the game and add some features. …

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