After a Flop, Amazon Makes Another Foray Into Video Games!

Amazon almost failed while it was working to enter the lucrative video games industry. However, they are trying again.


On Monday, Amazon came forward with Prime Gaming. This is specifically the re-branding of its Twitch Prime service. That platform tends to provide some exclusive game content. The previous month, the franchise introduced their big-budget game, Crucible. It was labeled as a “hollow and forgettable experience.”


The users of the Twitch Prime will be getting the free subscription to Twitch. Twitch is a live-streaming site that is owned by Amazon. They also offer free-games from the smaller studios, some in-game equipment, and many more content and titles. Also, they are offering discounts on greater titles such as League of Legends and Grand Theft Auto. Prime Gaming is looking forward to offering better deals to their users. They will be expanding the benefits and will no longer need access to your Twitch account.

The director of Prime Gaming, Larry Plotnick said that they started this gaming service back in the year 2016. They also attached the name of Twitch because of its popularity among most of the gamers. But now, as their name has gained a good amount of weight, so they can stand alone.

The Gaming Industry is said to be his biggest entertainment industries with more than 2.7 billion people associated with it. Also, coronavirus has resulted to be huge privileged for the gaming industry by adding more people in this community. Almost $160 billion are invested per year into the gaming industry worldwide.

In the month of May, Amazon released their first game. This game was Crucible. Crucible was a free-to-play multiplayer shooter game and was produced by the Amazon Game Studios. The game, however, succeeded in making millions of dollars.

Well, even after so much of hype release, Crucible was not able to meet the expectations of the gamers. Therefore, Crucible quickly lost all of its glamour. At the time of the release, almost 10000 players were playing the game at the same time. But in July, the number decreased to 361.

Well, last month, Amazon ended up pulling Crucible from circulation. Therefore, new players cannot join the game currently. The top developer of Crucible, Colin Johanson also said that meanwhile, they are looking forward to making any required changes and improvements in the game. They want their players to get the best experience possible.

Well, the failure of Crucible proved that it is difficult to break into the gaming industry, and also it is quite tough to meet the expectations of the gamers in order to please them.

Crucible was released on 20th May 2020. It was playable on the PC.


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