Little more than a month after a much-hyped entry into big-budget video games, Amazon is pulling back "Crucible," its new free-to-play PC shooter, and moving the title to closed beta.
With thousands of its own workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic as warehouse workers, delivery personnel, grocery workers and more, Amazon isn't waiting around for testing to reach its necessary capacity.
The tech giant said this week it is launching its own lab and getting to work. In a post on the company's Day One blog, Amazon said that short of a vaccine right now, regular testing would make a huge difference in fighting the virus. "Those who test positive could be quarantined and cared for, and everyone who tests negative could re-enter the economy with confidence," the post read.