Amazon Games has announced that Crucible, its free-to-play competitive team-based shooter for PC, will be launching on May 20, 2020.
In Crucible, players will be able to choose from a diverse roster of humans, robots, and aliens while working with teammates to hunt down hostile creatures, capture objectives, and hunt opponents on a rogue planet on the edge of known space.
“In Crucible, every match is different, and players’ choices really matter,” said Christoph Hartmann, vice president at Amazon Games. “Every opponent, team, and mode poses unique dangers, and no two matches are the same, so players must constantly adapt to everything the world and the other teams throw at them. We’re excited for players to join the hunt in just a couple of weeks, and we can’t wait to hear what they think of it.”
Teams of hunters will face off for Essence, a resource that serves to amplify a player's powers. Each match will begin with players choosing from 10 distinct hunters that will each have their own weapons and abilities. This includes Earl--an interstellar trucker who's built like a tank and has a massive gun to match, along with Bugg, a robot botanist whose primary concern is protecting plant life. As players collect Essence they'll level up, increasing their powers and enhancing their abilities on an ever-changing planet.
Crucible will have three game modes on launch: Heart of Hives, Harvester Command, and Alpha Hunters. In Heart of Hives, there will be two four-player teams that battle giant boss Hives that can be found throughout the in-game world. Whichever team that can gather 3 Hearts-- that can be found in the Hives--will be declared the winner. For Harvester Command, two teams of eight players will fight to capture and hold Harvesters (which hold Essence) across the map. Whoever depletes the other team's Essence first will be declared the winner.
Last but not least is Alpha Hunters, a team deathmatch mode of sorts where eight teams of two fight to be the final team standing.
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