By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 15:00 GMT Amazon has opened its fourth game development studio.Amazon has announced today the establishment of a new development studio in Montreal, Canada, under its Amazon Games banner. The new team is lead up by Luc Bouchard, Alexandre Remy, Xavier Marquis, and Romain Rimokh – and will focus on creating original AAA games.Bouchard, Remy, Marquis, and Rimokh are names that should be very familiar to Rainbow Six Siege players. The veteran developers have been the face of Rainbow Six Siege for years, having contributed to its inception, design and continued evolution. Marquis, and…
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Until August, this time
By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 17:33 GMT Amazon has delayed its New World MMO for a third time.Originally slated to arrive last year on August 25, before being delayed to spring 2021, Amazon announced today it has delayed the MMO yet again.You can now expect it to arrive on August 31 (thanks, Massively).“We’ve been hard at work on compelling end-game features we believe are important to include at launch,” reads the developer update. “These features won’t be ready for the spring timeframe that we had communicated. With that in mind, we will release New World on August 31,…
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Why Crucible sucked
So long, Crucible. Amazon’s free-to-play shooter hasn’t had the easiest ride, greeted by a release so underwhelming developers Relentless Studios chose to take it back to the shop for a bit of a tune-up. Three months later, the devs have decided that Crucible may just be beyond salvaging. Development on the beleaguered shooter has ceased, with servers set to shut off over the next few weeks. (more…)
Up until this week, Amazon Games wasn’t exactly batting a thousand. Its most notable achievement of the year was releasing Crucible, a team-based shooter that flopped so hard it had to be un-released. Its upcoming MMO, New World, is off to a much stronger start, in part because Twitch streamers are involved in a bigger way.