The online giant Amazon has released its first ever big PC game. It is called Crucible and is a science-fiction shooter game. It has many characters who have special powers. Crucible is only available in North America for now. People there can download it from the video website Steam. It will be available in other parts of the world soon. Crucible was created by Amazon Game Studios and is free. Amazon is a newcomer to video games. It hopes to become a major maker of games. Many experts on video games think Crucible could be very successful. They say it could be a rival to the game Fortnite.
Crucible is set in a scary world on a fictional planet in outer space. It is dangerous for people to walk outside on this planet. Players can go outside but they must hunt strange creatures and monsters. They must also collect a special thing called "essence". This helps players level up and become stronger. The vice-president of Amazon Games said he hopes it will help people to connect with each other. He said: "We want to make games that...a very large audience of players [like]." He added: "One of the reasons I've always loved games is not only [are they] a fun form of entertainment, but [also] a way to connect with others."