Amazon to shut down Crucible for good

Last updated on Jul 14, 2021

Posted on Oct 11, 2020

Amazon Games' first free-to-play first-person shooter will be closing its doors permanently. This news comes just a few months after the game was pulled back into Closed Beta and focused on bettering the game based on player feedback.

However, it looks like they have ultimately decided to shut the game down. This news comes in the form of a blog post from Relentless Studio's.

"We'll be discontinuing development on Crucible. We very much appreciate the way that our fans have rallied around our efforts, and we've loved seeing your responses to the changes we've made over the last few months, but ultimately we didn't see a healthy, sustainable future ahead of Crucible."

They then state that the team working on Crucible will be transitioning "to focus on New World and other upcoming projects from Amazon Games."

All of those who have spent money on the game will be eligible for a full refund. You can find out more details over on Amazon Games' support page.

In a few weeks, Crucible will have its matchmaking disabled, and on November 9th, the servers will be shut down. Those who currently play the game, that only gives you just about a month to continue playing.

As Crucible was Amazon Games' first official game released earlier this year, it is interesting to see that they have already decided to shut it down. The other game currently known and in development is New World, which is Amazon Games' first MMORPG. The game has already been delayed to 2021.

Hopefully, New World does not meet the same fate that Crucible has.

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