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Amazon Game Studios' Free-to-Play Action Shooter 'Crucible' is Arriving on 21 May

Looking for some new 'pewpew' for your game library? Amazon Game Studios has just dropped the trailer for their upcoming shooter Crucible, and get this - it's free to play.

Announcing a big budget title a mere 2 weeks before its launch isn't always the best marketing strategy, but seeing how Apex Legends exploded overnight with zero marketing effort, Crucible may just pull off the 'no expectations' approach as well.

With environments as colourful as No Man's Sky, and gameplay reminiscent of the last decade's favoured shooters like Apex Legends, Destiny 2, and Overwatch, Crucible seems to have a little bit of everything, which will hopefully cast a wider net to draw in players.

There are 3 game modes in total:

  • Heart of the Hives: 4-on-4 mode where two teams race to complete objectives against AI-controlled enemies

  • Alpha Hunters: Mini battle royale mode which pits eight teams of 2 against each other to outlast the competition

  • Harvester Command: Pits two teams of 8 against each other to collect the most essence by controlling essence harvesters

There's no word on ranking systems or competitive elements yet, but we hope the game will be designed to cater to both competitive and casual players.

As with most free-to-play games, it will almost certainly contain micro-transactions - whether it will come in the form of battle passes or a cosmetics store, we certainly hope it won't go down the pay-to-win route which is more common in MMOs.

Crucible will be launched on May 21 local time for PC only. You can wishlist the game on Steam now to receive a notification as soon as it becomes available.


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