From the likes of Panasonic, Microsoft, Sony and most recently Google, the gaming world have seen some big electronic/IT conglomerates enter the fray over the years. This in itself, proves that the industry is a lucrative investment and one that would continue to garner the attention of some big fishes to our ever-growing pond. One such was Amazon, who created their own dedicated studio in hopes of making a major impact. It may have taken some time and countless casual/mobile titles, but the studio has finally joined the big boys' table with the release of their first Triple-A title, Crucible.
Crucible is a free team-based PvP shooter that sees each character having unique abilities and weapons that can be upgraded throughout a match. A title Amazon had been tirelessly working on for some time now so, it came as a great surprise when they stealth dropped in onto the steam store (globally) this morning with little to no fanfare. We did get a launch trailer, however, which you can view below:
According to the Game's Official Website:
Crucible is a team-based action shooter driven by the choices you make. Pick a hunter and join a match: you’ll need to coordinate with your teammates, take advantage of new upgrades as you level up, and adapt to ever-changing battle conditions to emerge victorious.
I have yet to play this game myself, but looking at some of the gameplay footage so far, one at least can't label this an Overwatch clone. Also, I love the game's presentation as the vivid art style and smooth animations make it a delight to look at.
Back in the early 2000s when Microsoft first unveiled the first Xbox, many wondered if this would be the start of an invasion by may electronics/IT corporations into the realm of gaming. While, a world where there are 8 consoles from 8 different companies on the market simultaneously never quite happened (rip Dreamcast), the likes of Amazon and Google's presence today shows that gaming has a bright future.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.