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Amazon’s next attempt at game development coming May 20

Crucible is being developed by Relentless Studios

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Several characters from Crucible stand next to each other Image: Relentless Studios/Amazon Game Studios
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Amazon Game Studios has been working on a shooter called Crucible since 2016, but on Tuesday morning, the studio finally revealed some fresh details and a release date that’s not far away. Crucible will be a PC exclusive, team-based shooter, and it’s coming out on May 20.

Crucible will give players a roster of characters to choose from called Hunters. The game will be different than a traditional PvP title and will force players to fight neutral monsters as well as the opposing team, adopting some MOBA elements.

Crucible will have three modes at launch:

  • Heart of the Hives: A four-versus-four mode with large, neutral bosses. The first team to kill three bosses and capture their “hearts” wins.
  • Alpha Hunters: Eight pairs of Hunters fight to be the final team standing.
  • Harvester Command: Two teams of eight earn points by capturing and holding Essence Harvesters — the first team to 100 points wins.

Crucible will be free-to-play and will be available on Steam.

This is the second non-mobile game that will be released by Amazon Game Studios, following The Grand Tour racing game (which was savaged in reviews). There’s also an MMORPG coming from the studio called The New World.

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