Amazon’s title, Crucible, has had somewhat of a turbulent time in 2020, pretty much like the rest of the world you could say.
Launching in May to only then be moved back into close beta in July this year, where the developers would continue to work on improving it’s features.
In a blog post yesterday evening, they confirmed that Crucible was to be cancelled.
“That evaluation led us to a difficult decision: 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. We’ll be transitioning our team to focus on New World and other upcoming projects from Amazon Games.”
This has clearly been a tough decision for them as it would any developer, who has to make the decision to cancel a working title.
It seems that Crucible was maybe too ambitious in it’s plans or quite simply they didn’t get the formula right to make it a success.
Also included in the announcement was that they will be offering full refund for any purchases made and that credit purchasing system will be disabled.
The developers will be hosting a celebration event in the coming weeks and following this, matchmaking will then be disabled, leaving custom games the only available option until November 9th, when the servers will be shut down.
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