Amazon has struggled to break into video game development for a while, and the released-then-unreleased nature of Crucible was the perfect example. But less than five months after the game first shipped, Amazon has now pulled the plug entirely.
Last week, Amazon Games released Crucible, a free-to-play, team-based shooter, to mild excitement. Eight days later, Crucible players are almost nowhere to be found on the (Amazon-owned) Twitch streaming service, a strong sign that the community around the game seems to be already dwindling.
Amazon finally showed its hand during TwitchCon, announcing a trio of new games that their studios have been developing over the past few years. A couple of them sound pretty damn cool.