Crackdown 3  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Crackdown 3  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Crackdown 3 to have 100% destructible environments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:46:12 -0400 Callum Wiggins

At Gamescom earlier today, Microsoft announced that Crackdown 3, the first of the game's franchises to arrive on Xbox One, will include a completely breakable environment. The cityscape will be 100% destructible, ranging from the buildings to bridges. The developers, Reagent Games, are referring to this game as "the ultimate sandbox experience."

The announcement video also included details regarding the plot and gameplay behind Crackdown 3. It will be set inside a once-bustling, futuristic metropolis which has been caught in the grip of a dangerous crime wave.

The major criminals within the city will be interlinked through connections across the map, with the player having the choice of how they go about taking down this expansive hierarchy of evil.

The 100% destructible environments come as part of the online multiplayer experience, in a similar fashion to Battlefield Hardline. Players will tap into the Microsoft Cloud to play with 20 times the computational power of a sole Xbox One, allowing for the city to fall apart at the will of the player. The demo footage was a sight to behold, as half-cyborg police officers fired rockets and bullets across the map, causing dominos to topple with ease.

Crackdown 3 will also include transformable vehicles to race around the streets. The footage for the first look was taken from the pre-alpha build, with the sequel set to be released sometime in 2016.

This preview is unquestionably whetting the appetite for fans of the series, which began with the original Crackdown in 2007, and the teaser is exciting those with a love of destruction and explosions. Hopefully, the plot and gameplay lives up to the visuals presented in this prelude; Xbox gamers may have a new favorite exclusive on the horizon.

Crackdown 3 makes debut at Xbox One Gamescom Conference Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:42:58 -0400 PencilPusha

Evildoers beware in the Crackdown metropolis...there are agents afoot. The creative minds behind Xbox One introduced a trailer for Crackdown 3 earlier today via YouTube. Players take control of agents in high-tech suits in a vibrant, modern city brimming with life.

Players utilize these agents to take down or "crack down" on criminals around the city. The agency's in-game motto is "Justice by any means necessary" and the agency seeks to live by that.

As mentioned in the trailer, Crackdown 3 has a "multiplayer experience with 100% destructible environments." No other open world game around offers players the chance to destroy the open world, especially while taking down bad guys. So now it's not about what players can do with a weapon, but what players can do with an entire city at their disposal. Luckily, it appears that the city can be rebuilt, so territories lost to criminals can be "confiscated" by agents for the sake of justice.

There's also a couple of Twitter contests going on for fans who want to win some exclusive Crackdown 3 goodies. Fans can win t-shirts, posters, pins, jackets, and more. Follow Crackdown on Twitter today through August 9th and win some free stuff.

Crackdown 3 is set to be released next summer in 2016 and is currently available for pre-order.