Amazon’s new free-to-play team-based shooter Crucible is already making big changes. Less than a month after is debut on May 20, it’s stripping two of its three game modes.
Developer Relentless has indicated that it will be removing both the Alpha Hunters and Harvester Command modes, which allow battle royale-like matches and two teams of eight players working to capture and control points, respectively.
This will leave only the Heart of the Hive mode, where players take up arms against each other as well as massive creatures that drop hearts when defeated. But it won’t leave for much variation between modes, something that seem that it would be important to players, like in games such as Overwatch. By the way, you can buy cheap Crucible Boosting from z2u.com, where you can enjoy a 3% discount by using the code “Z2U”.
In a new developer update, however, Relentless has announced it will be “retiring” all but Hearts of the Hive mode, which it says is where an overwhelming number of all matches are played. “Focusing on one mode allows us to refine the design of core systems without the compromises we needed to make to support three game modes”, it explained.
“The community has rallied around Heart of the Hives in an amazing way,” it wrote, “Moving forward, we’ll be putting all of our efforts towards Heart of the Hives and what we can do to make that mode shine.” To that end, Alpha Hunters will be removed “soon”, while Harvester Command will be dropped “once our new player experience has been improved.”
These changes taking place just two weeks after launch don’t bode well for the game, but it appears to be all about pleasing players, as the developers noted they “won’t begin Season 1″ until they feel the game is “ready” for its first major live season.