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Amazon launched an assault on Fortnite and other eSports giants Wednesday with team shooter Crucible, aiming to expand its territory in the world of game playing.
Streamers will be playing Crucible LIVE starting tomorrow at 9am (6pm CEST)! Check out all the action at https://t.co/WBJnI8XTpZ—streamers have codes to give away, so you might get a head start code of your own. pic.twitter.com/Wru0jkH83B— Crucible (@PlayCrucible) May 19, 2020
Crucible will challenge the dominance of Fortnite, Overwatch, and League of Legends, which have won legions of fans, with online match-ups pitting characters with various abilities or weaponry against one another.
The Steam gaming website promised the title would be available midday (2000 GMT) Wednesday in California.
It is the first major title from Amazon Game Studios, which is also working on a multiplayer online game based on the Lord of the Rings.
The developers call Crucible a "team-based action shooter driven by the choices you make," featuring alien adversaries.
The launch comes as other tech giants make their own game moves.
Microsoft has not yet announced a release date.
Amazon Game Studios two years ago pulled the plug on development of Breakaway, which was to be its first new title in the hot e-sport arena of video game play as spectator sport.
US online retail giant Amazon snatched up Twitch and its huge audience for live-streamed gaming in 2014 for nearly $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,579 crores).
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