Amazon Games’ first person shooter, Crucible, has gone back into closed beta after the full launch failed to make waves in the gaming community. The news has caused a lot of controversy as people ask: can you really unrelease a game? If you ask Relentless Studios, the answer is apparently yes.
Announcing the news of Crucible’s return to the drawing board of closed beta in a blog post, developer Colin Johanson and the Crucible team said the following:
“A few weeks ago, I told you about the steps we were taking to change and improve Crucible in response to your feedback. That plan is still the same, but we’re taking a new step that will help us focus on providing the best possible experience for our players as we continue to make the game better,
“Starting [July 1], Crucible is moving to closed beta. We’ll continue following the roadmap we laid out previously and working on map, combat, and system changes to improve the Heart of the Hives experience as well as implementing other improvements based on your feedback and what we think the game needs in order to thrive.”
The post reminds players that Crucible will still be playable, adding: “In the near future, newly interested folks will be able to sign up through playcrucible.com.”
“In Crucible, every match is different, and players’ choices really matter,” said Christoph Hartmann, vice president at Amazon Games, in a press release announcing the game’s launch earlier this year.
“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.”
Hopefully unreleasing the game will give Crucible another shot at greatness, with a little help from some community feedback.
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