Features, playing mode, and everything else you need to know about Amazon’s free-to-play shooter game, Crucible
Jack of all trades if renamed, would be called Amazon. As the name so is the fame. After taking e-commerce businesses by storm and establishing Prime Videos next-to Netflix OTT platform. Amazon excelled AWS (Amazon Web Services) a cloud computing service that allows iOS developers quick and easy spin up and deploy back-end systems for app development.
Heads Up! Here’s a look at various features of Amazon’s new shooter game Crucible
- Amazon’s Crucible
- No Last Man Standing
- The Twitch Effect
Furthermore, to strengthen its foothold in the Gaming industry, Amazon acquired Twitch. The biggest live-streaming service that supports developers with its CryEngine-based Lumberyard platform. Along with its AWS server infrastructure and now Jack has got himself a new flag – Gaming!
Amazon Game Studios launched a big-budget game Crucible for the first time since its inception in 2012. Crucible is a third-person shooter, free-to-play action game. The game requires quick-movements, rapid running, offensive play and you can take complete advantage of the weapons.
Crucible game launch got delayed due to COVID-19. Although even in the tough times there’s an opportunity. The boom in the gaming industry due to the ongoing lockdowns made the release more crucial.
And with a surprisingly solid gameplay foundation, Crucible has a decent shot of attracting the player base and viewership it needs. The company which has never been a pro-gaming affiliate has entered the space of gaming, and man, the game worth each penny spent on.
No Last Man Standing
What more? The free-to-play PC game combines elements from adventure and quest games, like defeating monsters for experience points. As well as features from other popular third-person tactical shooter games, like PUBG.
The game is set up in a futuristic apocalyptical world. Players role-play as hunters and accumulate points by killing monstrous challengers. You would find the hunting concept similar to ‘Death Stranding’ from Hideo Kojima. A game that centre on a delivery guy’s attempt to keep his packages safe while traversing a wasteland. Hunting creatures lead to collecting essence that helps you level up and grow more powerful.
Battle royales are too conventional for the game like this. Over the years, game developers added new modes to Amazon Crucible, making battle royale a side feature.
All the modes are multiplayer player-versus-player. However, Crucible goes beyond the ‘last player standing’ gameplay of traditional battle royales’ case in point PUBG or Fortnite.
There’s a mode in which players have to capture objects that is more reminiscent of League of Legends or Dota 2. In another mode, larger teams face off and players have the chance to respawn. In all those modes, there are gigantic players foraging in the jungle-planet for players to attack and defend, which is uncommon for battle royale games.
From the last few failed attempts into the gaming arena, Amazon has been rolling up their sleeves to take a piece of cake it needs from the market.
Although Crucible will be Amazon’s sexiest move in the games industry, the company is no stranger to the business of gaming. Amazon has of course been selling physical games and gaming consoles for well over a decade, competing with (and sometimes edging out) mom-&-pop stores like GameStop—especially with its 2009 move into the used games and console market.
The Twitch Effect
Seem like the game is a win-win for everyone. As the growing Twitch community often discusses the gameplay, its stylized costumes and reward-points.
The community thrives on artists or gamers to comment and exchange ideas over its platform. Crucible has aimed to capture everything it can. From its hunters—a mix of aliens, humans, and robots of all different genders and ethnicities—are meant to represent the demographics of the future. The characters are versatile enough to appeal to a variety of players.
Regardless of its developers appealing for mass release, Crucible hasn’t seen the glory similar to its counterparts. With much competition, including the games that inspired it, Crucible has miles to go. Lucky for developers to release it in times when the gaming industry shall avenge every penny spent.
Crucible is available for PC in the Steam store on May 20.