Crucible Release Date Announced for May 20

Crucible's first trailer dropped Tuesday.
Crucible's first trailer dropped Tuesday. / Courtesy of Amazon Games Studio

Crucible release date as announced in the game's First Look trailer.

Amazon Games Studios' first major release, the free-to-play third-person shooter Crucible, will hit Steam on May 20, Amazon announced Tuesday.

Crucible Release Date Announced for May 20

Developed by Relentless Studios, Crucible mixes elements of hero shooters, MOBAs and battle royales. Players can control any of a variety of characters, each with their own abilities, in three game modes. The first, Heart of the Hives, pits two teams of players against an army of AI enemies in a race to capture objectives. The second, Alpha Hunters, has eight teams of two players each fight in a free-for-all that crowns the last team standing the winner. Finally, Harvester Command has two teams of eight compete for control of objectives, and allows players to level up their characters mid-match.

The game features a vibrant world full of alien flora and fauna, and its cast of characters appears diverse based on Tuesday's trailer. Story content for the game has yet to be revealed.

Crucible is one of two big-budget releases Amazon Games Studios has planned for 2020. A second title, the colonial MMO New World, remains largely mysterious despite a rapidly approaching August release window.