Amazon’s long-anticipated video game, Crucible, has finally arrived and it has people giving the retail giant a second glance in video game development. Could we have the next big publisher and dev outfit on our hands? If Crucible holds up, that could be the case.
What exactly is Crucible? It’s being described as a heady blend of a MOBA and a battle royale-style game. So Crucible is one gaming genre that was hot and one that is currently hot. What could go wrong? Apparently not much so far and that could bode well for Crucible’s ability to gain that oh-so-crucial player base needed to sustain such a game.
Developed by Relentless Studios, which Engadget reports consists of veteran talent from EA, Arena Net, and others, Crucible features a bright graphical style that situates it right at home with its ambitions.
You can watch the trailer for the game by clicking here and heading on over to YouTube.
Being that it takes so much from different genres of gaming, Crucible is set to offer a variety of game modes to accommodate the play styles of different gamers. The touted eight-versus-eight mode called “Harvester Command” pits players against one another in what basically amounts to a resource grabfest. The resource is essence and it seems to figure into the game’s lore in a big way.
A four-on-four mode called “Heart of the Hive” is advertised by the devs as being the game mode for the more experienced players out there. We imagine that no one fits that category at the moment but that probably won’t stop people from wanting to try this mode first. How it works is that teams divvy up and take on gigantic monsters that drop hearts which then need to be defended for a certain amount of time in order to score a point. The first player to get three points wins the match.
A game mode that should appeal to battle royale purists is called “Alpha Hunters,” but it comes with a unique twist. Your goal is survival, but you also have to team up with a buddy in the initial game to do that. And you’re basically stuck as a dynamic duo until one of you dies. Then you have to find another buddy whose partner met a similar tragic fate. When the game gets to three remaining survivors, then you can go solo to see who wins.
Sporting a cast of characters that each come with a primary attack and four other abilities, players can pick a persona that best fits their play style. Crucible is launching on Steam first but plans for a release on other platforms are in the works.
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Source – Engadget