Announced in September 2016, Breakaway is one of the first online games to be announced by the newly-formed Amazon Game Studios. A year later, due to the popularity of competitor Overwatch and the death of several MOBA titles, the team decided to hurl Breakaway “back to drawing board.” However, in a recent Reddit post, it was confirmed that development on Breakaway has all but stopped, with the team focusing on new ideas.
Breakaway is a 4 vs 4 mythological brawler where players assemble a team from a roster of legendary warriors, including the relentless gladiator Spartacus, the twisted sorceress Morgan Le Fay, and the bloodthirsty warlord Vlad the Impaler. At the start of each round, warriors can summon persistent buildables onto the field that dynamically alter the game.
Buildables can besiege foes, shield teammates, or create new pathways through the arena. Players battle across several fabled locations such as El Dorado, Atlantis, and Styx to control the Relic, defending it from attackers, and smashing it into an opponent’s base. Breakaway is powered by Amazon Lumberyard and integrates directly with Twitch.