Amazon Games recently-released shooter game 'Crucible' is now facing a huge backward to its new players. On Monday, June 30, Relentless-- the game's developer-- said that the game will now be on 'closed beta' version, after only a month. What does this mean?
Amazon's 'Crucible' now ends up on closed beta version after a month
On Monday, June 30, team shooting game 'Crucible' made a public announcement about its beta status. Sadly, the newly-released Amazon games will no longer be available on a huge public audience after only a month since its official release.
Crucible's developer Relentless Studios revealed the sad news for its players. As explained, the game will begin to transfer to its closed beta version to "focus on providing the best possible experience for their players."
Luckily, for those players that already have the game, here's good news. Relentless Studios said that the game will be keeping all the records and progress of each player. So, no need to be alarmed now.
Maybe one of the major problems with Crucible is that it doesn't exactly have a lot of active players. Crucible hit a peak of only 159 concurrent players over the last 24 hours. That is down from 25,145 concurrents at its peak a month ago, according to Venture Beat.
"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," said on the press release. "Even though Crucible will be in closed beta, nothing is changing about the way you can engage with the game: you're still welcome to stream, to share screenshots and clips, and to talk about what you experience in the beta."
To make sure that all Crucible players will maintain their progress in each game, Crucible said that they will create a 'community council' that will update all its players with other info about the game. One thing's for sure now, though, is that old players will still stay in the game.
What happens when a game is put under 'closed beta'?
For those of you still unfamiliar with the meaning of 'closed beta,' here's what it means.
When a specific game is put under 'closed beta,' new players that wanted to enter the game won't be allowed to enter anymore. That means that if you already put 'Crucible' on your library, the game will still be available on your server.
If you're interested in staying on the game and haven't yet put it inside your library, players only have up until 9:00 a.m. PT before Crucible fully closes down to new players. You can still hurry up, though.