Between Fire TV and Prime Video, Amazon is already well-acquainted with home entertainment. Now, the company appears to be setting its sights on gaming. Amazon has two video games, a big budget sci-fi shooter called Crucible and a massively multiplayer game called New World, set to launch in May, according to a report Thursday from The New York Times. Amazon is also reportedly working to launch its code-named Project Tempo.
The games are part of an huge investment into cloud-based gaming worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the Times. When it comes to cloud-based gaming, Amazon will have to compete with Microsoft and Google. Both companies already have their feet firmly planted in the space --.
Crucible reportedly is a team-based arena battler focused on competitive online play and streamability on Twitch, the gaming-centered streaming platform. In New World, players will co-inhabit a fantasy-themed version of the 17th century.
As for Project Tempo, Amazon reportedly hoped to launch an early version of the platform sometime this year, but may have to delay its official start date until 2021 due to the ongoing full-fledged gaming consoles, too.outbreak. Many details around Amazon's plans for the service remain unclear, but it'll be interesting to see how the company pitches itself against competing cloud-based platforms, and against
Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.