Amazon Cancels Its First AAA Title ‘Crucible’

KEY POINTS

  • Amazon Games’ first attempt at an AAA title in “Crucible” will end this November
  • The team behind it will instead focus on “New World” and other future projects
  • “Crucible” was once viewed as a potential challenger to “Overwatch” and “Fortnite”

Amazon is pulling the plug on its first attempt to create an AAA video game, “Crucible.”

A blog post on the “Crucible” website stated that after evaluating the feedback from audiences and the data the developer had collected, the team behind the title had ultimately decided to discontinue the development of “Crucible.”

The free-to-play multiplayer third-person shooter was developed and published by Amazon Game Studios subsidiary, Relentless Studios, and had been in development since 2014. However, after being launched just this May, “Crucible” returned to beta status.

Engadget noted that Relentless Studios cut down the available modes and said that it would add some polish to enhance the

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PlayStation 5 launch games: Every PS5 title you can buy on Nov. 12

Sony’s PlayStation 5 (left) and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition


Screenshot by Sarah Tew/CNET

The year of 2021 looks bright for PlaySatation, with huge titles like God of War: Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West hitting the PlayStation 5. But, if you were lucky enough to snag a preorder for Sony’s new console, what games will you be able to play on Nov. 12 when the PS5 launches?

The PS5 has fewer games on day one than the Xbox Series X, but more PlayStation exclusives. Below are the games you’ll be able to play on Nov. 12. 

Note: Not included on this list is Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, which will release during the PS5’s “launch window.” Also in the launch period is Watch Dogs Legion, which will

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‘Doom Eternal’ Will Probably Be The Next Major Game Pass Title

It looks like id’s Doom Eternal, which came out six months ago, will be the first big Bethesda title to hit Game Pass in the wake of Microsoft’s monumental acquisition.

As spotted by Wario64 on Twitter, the Xbox Game Pass account has posted a phony email screenshot with hidden text that reads: “The Slayer is coming.” This is visible if you take the image and enhance the contrast. “Better get excited,” Xbox’s mock email reads. “Everyone’s gonna go crazy when they hear what I’m about to tell you. Low and behold, [redacted] is coming to the service very soon!”

There are currently no Doom titles on Game Pass, though the 2016 Doom used to be part of the library. While Doom Eternal is obviously what they’re teasing here—it’s relatively new and hasn’t been on Game Pass before—it’s possible that we could see the entire

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