Amazon’s ‘Crucible’ might be ‘4 years’ late on Fight Royale trend
In fact, media outlets have explained the video game as a mix from some active ingredients in the mentioned titles and blending it together with its own survival gameplay mechanic.
According to its main site:
Crucible is a free-to-play team-based action shooter where your gameplay is defined by the options you make. Select a hunter and sign up with a match. You’ll require to collaborate with your colleagues, benefit from your hunter’s distinct upgrades as you level up, and adapt to the ever-changing conditions of battle.
There are 3 modes in the video game: Heart of the Hives, Alpha Hunters, and Harvester Command.
The Heart of the Hives is equivalent to Call of Duty: Mobile’s Eliminate Confirmed mode, however rather of pet dog tags, gamers are set to capture the hearts that are left by the Hives when they die. The first string to record 3 hearts wins the game.
Alpha Hunters, on the other hand, is somewhat a Fight Royale mode but with a twist. What makes it different from the duo mode in BR games such as Fortnite, is that gamers can team up with other players from another group when their own colleague dies.
However, the “short-term truce” is stated to break once both players make it to the final 3. The third video game mode is a new take on safeguarding the group’s base while ruining that of the opponents’.
The game is established by Relentless Studios and released by Amazon’s video game advancement arm– Amazon Game Studios. It took 2 hold-ups, due to the international pandemic, before Amazon chose to lastly launch it today.
The Verge notes the principle of Crucible’s similar video game mechanic to titles like Overwatch is comparable to that of Riot Games’ Valorant where it appears like a mashup of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive video game aesthetic appeals.
Despite being closely compared, Valorant has ended up being an enormous hit with promising eSports events already waiting.
The media outlet quotes the founder and CEO of research firm DFC Intelligence, David Cole, saying, “Both ‘Crucible’ and the upcoming ‘New World,’ which got delayed once again, are high quality titles for 3 or 4 years ago.”
New World being Amazon’s multiplayer RPG slated in August.
Nonetheless, Crucible is stated to be a worthy rival of Fortnite, as it provides a twist of a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) category. Many especially that it’s not really limited to a Fight Royale mode alone.