Crucible official artwork showing off the characters

Crucible, Amazon's free-to-play shooter, released onto Steam back in May. Unfortunately, it did so far too early and with far too many problems, and as such instantly suffered from a large amount of mediocre to bad reviews. In order to hopefully turn the ship around and stop the rapid loss of players, Crucible went back into closed beta a month later with the intention to improve and rework the various problem spots.

A lot of time has gone by since then, and while I'd love to tell you that Crucible is now better than ever, I'm afraid I bring bad news. According to the newest announcement, Crucible will be closing down its servers on November 9, 2020.

"We very much appreciate the way that our fans have rallied around our efforts, and we’ve loved seeing your responses to the changes we’ve made over the last few months, but ultimately we didn’t see a healthy, sustainable future ahead of Crucible," reads the brief update. "We’ll be transitioning our team to focus on New World and other upcoming projects from Amazon Games."

"In the next few weeks we’ll be hosting a final playtest and community celebration, both in-game and in our official Discord. After that point we’ll be disabling matchmaking, although you’ll still be able to play Crucible through the custom games feature."

While Crucible may have ended up in failure, I do have to at least have one bit of good news - Amazon is offering full refunds for all purchases. So if you've bought anything in Crucible, regardless if you've done it through Steam or Amazon itself, you will be able to get a full refund by visiting the official support page.

You can read a tiny bit more about Crucible's fate, as well as potentially give it a try before it goes the way of the dodo, over at the Crucible website.