Amazon has pulled the plug on Crucible, a sci-fi free-to-play multiplayer shooter that has been in development since 2014. The game came out in May, but the developer decided to put it back into closed beta in July.
“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,” the Crucible team said in a blog post.
The company will be offering full refund for any purchases made. In the next few weeks, a final playtest and community celebration will take place, both in-game and in the game’s official Discord. Servers will stay up until November 9, 2020, allowing players to access Crucible via the custom games feature.
Crucible was one of Amazon’s first games along with New World and Pac-Man Live Studio, which people will be able to play on Twitch along with broadcasters.