After much deliberation, the team finally came to the conclusion that they “did not see a healthy, sustainable future before Crucible”.
Instead of continuing to work on Crucible, the development team will focus on Amazon’s New World MMO. The team also plans to tackle a series of additional titles along with other additional projects.
For players who joined the closed beta that Crucible returned to earlier this year, the game will still be playable for a while. In fact, the developers will be working on a “final test and community celebration” over the next few weeks. There’s no date in mind for the playtest yet, so if you’re looking to get as many Crucibles as possible now, you’ll want to tune in as much as you can until November. Custom games will be available until 3 p.m. ET on November 9.
Players can now request a full refund or any Crucible related purchase they have made. In-game purchases have also been disabled. Amazon has posted official instructions for requesting a refund on its official Crucible page.
Crucible has been plagued by various issues since its initial announcement in 2016. It has undergone various transformations before debuting on Steam earlier in 2020 in May. However, it was released in the wild, missing several of the features it originally advertised, such as the means to integrate with the Twitch streaming platform.
Amazon will likely focus its resources on the aforementioned New World as well as Luna cloud gaming services, which are heading to PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android in the near future – although there is no confirmed date yet. for it.