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Amazon Game Studios releases ‘Crucible’ on Steam

While Amazon’s ambitious MMO ‘New World’ has been delayed, one of Amazon’s other studios will have a game coming out this month- Crucible. The free-to-play multiplayer title has been known about for years now but this week, it finally released on Steam. 

In a similar vein to Overwatch, or more recent titles like Bleeding Edge or Valorant, Crucible can be described as a hero shooter. There is a roster of different characters, each with their own abilities, and you will embark on a shootout in three different competitive modes.

Heart of the Hives is a 4v4 mode, while Alpha Hunters is a mini battle royale with eight teams of two players. Harvester Command is the third mode, utilising MOBA mechanics, with two teams collecting essence and levelling up their characters as the match goes on.

Since Crucible is made by Amazon, there are a number of sponsored Twitch streams for the game going live this week. It isn’t the biggest Twitch category though, with just over 5,000 viewers at the time of writing.

Over on Steam, the game has received ‘mixed’ reviews from over 5,000 players. Some praise the game for following in the footsteps of older titles like Paragon, while others have experienced a number of bugs and balance issues. With that in mind, we can expect some patches soon.

KitGuru Says: I haven’t had a chance to try Crucible for myself yet but it looks potentially fun. Have many of you given this a go? What do you think of it? 

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