Crucible from Amazon Game Studios Is a Free-to-Play Team-Based Action Shooter That’s Launching on May 20th

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Crucible is one of two games that Amazon Game Studios is preparing for release. Developed by Relentless Studios, it is a free-to-play, 6v6, PvP, team-based style shooter. Based on the planet Crucible, it will feature choice-driven gameplay. Crucible has ten hunters each with their own unique abilities. All hunters begin the game with all their weapons and abilities. At the beginning of each match, players can choose which upgrades become available upon leveling up. Players will then endeavor to collect “essence.” Essence is obtained by killing opponents, creatures, or achieving objectives.

Crucible is a free-to-play team-based action shooter where your gameplay is defined by the choices you make. Pick a hunter and join a match. You’ll need to coordinate with your teammates, take advantage of your hunter’s unique upgrades as you level up, and adapt to the ever-changing conditions of battle.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-3570 or AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: GTX 660 or ATI Radeon HD 6950
  • DirectX: DX11
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space


  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i5-6500 (3.2 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 570
  • DirectX: DX11
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space
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As you can see by both sets of specs, the game does not seem to be overly demanding on hardware. As long as the game is properly optimized, most modern PCs should be able to handle it with ease. Back in July 2019, Amazon Game Studios announced layoffs and cancellations in order to focus on Crucible and New World. Both games are expected to launch this month. Crucible will launch on Steam on May 20th and features in-game purchases.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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