Amazon will go beyond streaming video games. According to a New York Times report, the company intends to release its first original big budget video game in May, a sci-fi-themed third-person shooter named “Crucible“. Amazon is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the effort: gaming is expected to generate $160 billion in revenue in 2020, according to the paper.
The company is also developing a full-fledged cloud gaming platform under the code name Project Tempo. According to the newspaper, the internet giant is also aiming at strategic rivals like Google and Microsoft, which have expended their video game offerings. It also tells that Amazon has bestowed the name Relentless Studios on its flagship game operation in Seattle.
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The disclosure comes a week after Epic Games, publisher of Fortnite, announces the expansion of its gaming business. Crucible should have Lol (League of Legends) and Dota as their main competitors.