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Crackdown 3’s first gameplay shows off 100% destruction

by Eric Frederiksen | August 4, 2015

Today at their gamescom 2015 press conference, Microsoft showed off the first footage of what is now officially named Crackdown 3.

The game is set in a new city this time – one of the disappointments of Crackdown 2 being that it was released just a few years later and set in the same city as the original. The big feature they touted, though, is something we’d seen tech demos of before – destruction.

That is, the environments – at least in multiplayer – will be 100 percent destructible.

We’d seen some tech demos of this previously showing off destructible environments and it looks like it’s here in full effect.

It’s tough to tell right now, though, how it’ll factor into single-player. The destructibility depends heavily on cloud computing, so losing connection mid-game could break it. Will the game simply be always online (and unplayable offline), or will the single-player be separate?

The trailer ends with a note that “multiplayer begins summer 2016,” suggesting that there will be a beta of some kind, so we can probably expect to see the game next fall.


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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...


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