Crucible, Amazon Game Studio’s first big-budget game, is now available to download and play on Steam.
The character-based third-person team shooter is an action-packed thrill ride set on a rampant jungle planet. The game is a fight for survival and control, combining player-vs-player combat with player-vs-environment.
For the time being, Crucible is a Steam-exclusive game and is only available for PC players. But this could change in the future.
Amazon has remained radio silent about a possible Xbox One and PlayStation 4 release. If the game proves to be popular and finds a sizable following, though, a console port may be the way forward. Let’s face it, Amazon has the resources.
The graphics and gameplay are suitable for console players and would fit perfectly, especially with next-gen consoles coming later next year.
Crucible is free-to-play and features 10 different characters, each with their own set of unique abilities and personalities. You can play with a team of friends in three possible game modes, battle monsters and players, hunt for kills, and invest resources. There’s Heart of Hives, Harvester Command, and Alpha Hunters. Each has a different ruleset, allowing the game to stay fresh.
Crucible launched on PC on Wednesday, May 20 after four years of waiting. The game was first revealed in 2016 but remained under the radar. Only now has it fully come to fruition.