The man in line to take over Amazon later this year still believes the company can make a hit video game, despite several failed attempts.
Bloomberg has shared details of an email from Andy Jassy to Amazon staff, expressing support for the internal games development team and further committing to its efforts.
Jassy is currently head of Amazon's cloud computing division, but it was announced yesterday that he will take over as CEO of Amazon when founder Jeff Bezos steps down in the third quarter of this year.
His email followed in the wake of a Bloomberg report about the troubles experiences by Amazon Game Studios, a division that reportedly costs the internet giant nearly $500 million per year to operate.
The studio has made three attempts to launch a hit video game.
Fantasy sports game Breakaway was abandoned before it reach beta testing, hero-based shooter Crucible was shut down just five months after launch, and MMORPG New World was delayed out of 2020 and is due to launch this spring.
The company has reportedly also experienced issues with its proprietary game engine Lumberyard.
Undeterred, Jassy wrote: "Some businesses take off in the first year, and others take many years. Though we haven't consistently succeeded yet in AGS, I believe we will if we hang in there."

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