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Crackdown 3’s crazy destructible city is an online multiplayer only thing

by Joey Davidson | August 10, 2015August 10, 2015 7:30 pm PDT

One of the highlights of Microsoft’s gamescom 2015 presentation was Crackdown 3‘s fancy new trailer.

In that clip, which you’ll see at the head of this post, discussion of the city’s destructibility begins at the 1:30 mark. The voice over indicates that the footage and destruction is occurring in mutliplayer, but that didn’t stop some from thinking that destructibility was game-wide.

That online requirement for 100 percent destructibility in Crackdown 3 has been clarified and confirmed.

Offline mode will have limited destruction, but the crazy 100 percent blow-ups you saw in that trailer were all powered by cloud processing. That means the multiplayer gameplay depends upon the cloud to get the destruction done for players. Crackdown 3 would need a constant connection to have that work in single player.

Crackdown 3 will be released during the summer of 2016 for the Xbox One. We’ll have more on the game as it comes.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...