Crucible, the free-to-play shooter from the Amazon-owned Relentless Games, is making a change. After dismal player numbers, the game is returning to a closed beta.
In a blog on the official Crucible website, franchise lead Colin Johanson discusses ways that they will improve the game for more players. While in the closed beta, they will be soliciting more feedback from the community.
Crucible Returns to Closed Beta
In addition, the developers at Relentless will take time to play with the community and start a community council to learn more from players of various skill-sets. Even though the game will be reverting to a closed beta, it will still follow the roadmap they already have set.
It will also still launch from Steam, so no need for extra launchers or extra fiddling.
Crucible has had a poor time since launching in May of this year. Taking from the hero shooters of Overwatch and combining it with MOBA-style action, the game has had less than 200 players on a day.
While the original mode followed the MOBA structure, the game shifted to the popular battle royale genre. However, it would soon return to the Heart of the Hive mode before shifting back to the closed beta.
Lacking Focus and Direction
At a time where hero shooters and MOBAs are all the rage, it seems like Crucible got lost in the wind. It does not help how alike it looks to other games of the genre.
If you would like to get into the beta for Crucible before it closes, make sure you get into the game before 9 AM PT tomorrow morning. Many games have returned from a rough launch, so maybe this is the opportunity Crucible needs to get where it needs to go.
To read more about Crucible and changes coming in the closed beta, click here.