Crucible, Amazon Games Studio’s free-to-play sci-fi shooter PC game that launched as a public beta on May 20 is moving to a closed beta as of July 1, according to the developer’s site.
The player reviews on game service Steam currently range from forgiving because it’s in beta to flat-out ridicule, but this review from user [SPG] Capt. Jored Doom sums up many of the thumbs-down criticisms:
A poorly executed, designed-by-committee amalgamation of current gaming buzzwords that’s not worth the bandwidth it takes to download.
Amazon Game Studios, launched in 2012, makes titles including New World, The Grand Tour Game and Crucible. It has studios in San Diego and Orange County, California, and at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle. Crucible was developed in Seattle by the Amazon Game Studios team called Relentless Studios. Next up is New World, based in the 17th century and launching in August, and an MMO based on Lord of the Rings.
Corinne Reichert contributed to this story.
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