Crucible feature

Amazon cancels Crucible, just five months after its initial release

Amazon’s Crucible is most likely the biggest flop of 2020. Crucible was a free to play sci-fi PvP shooter that came out in May 2020. In July 2020, after a disappointing launch, the team decided to move the game into closed beta. And yesterday, Amazon announced that it will discontinue the game’s development.

As Amazon stated:

“That evaluation led us to a difficult decision: we’ll be discontinuing development on Crucible. 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.”

This is easily the biggest flop of 2020, surpassing everything we’ve seen so far. And, even though Marvel’s Avengers has disappointed a lot of gamers, it’s nowhere close to Crucible.

In the next few weeks Amazon will be hosting a final playtest and community celebration. After that point, the team will be disabling matchmaking, although players will still be able to play Crucible through the custom games feature until November 9th.

Lastly, Amazon is offering a full refund for any purchases made.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email