Xbox One's Crackdown Staying Hidden Until 2015

"Probably no Crackdown news for the rest of 2014," Phil Spencer says.

The new Crackdown game for Xbox One announced during Microsoft's E3 briefing in June likely won't be seen again until 2015, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

"Probably no Crackdown news for the rest of 2014," he said on Twitter. "Team is making progress but they need time before we show anything again."

That's frustrating news for Crackdown fans, but it's not as if there aren't going to be a whole host of other games for Xbox One--and PlayStation 4 and Wii U, too--later on this year.

Details are light on the new Crackdown game for Xbox One. We do know, however, that original designer Dave Jones is working on it, and that it will offer a co-op campaign, online multiplayer, and destructible environments. Microsoft also doesn't want you to think of it as Crackdown 3, as it exists more as a sequel to Crackdown 1 than 2, and takes place in a different timeline.

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blackace
blackace

Crackdown will be one of the first games the actually utilizes the Cloud for more then just A.I. and calaculations. It will be a part of the building destructions and other damages happening within the city. This game will most likely use DX12 as well. It's going to be incredible.

oflow
oflow

I'm cool with that.  The less hype means less chance of it not living up to the hype and more time making the game instead of bragging up expectations that cant be met.

*cough* watchdogs/destiny/bloodbourne *cough* 

BTW give us some Phantom Dust info though! My favorite game on the original XBox.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

That's fine, take your time with it.  Especially if you are trying to make a solid game with tons of destruction, do it right.  Tons of destruction and advanced physics, much more important than full 1080p.

hystavito
hystavito

@spacecadet25 I'm all for stuff like better physics, even at the expense of graphics, but I'm not getting my hopes up too high for it, that's usually a bad idea with any game :).

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

So if Crackdown is not a sequel to Crackdown 1 and 2. Then this is a reboot. Which I am fine with. Microsoft hopefully will make this into a great franchise for the 8th Generation of Games.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

Probably because they are actually trying to figure out how to run that cloud-based physics simulation instead of just running it on a nice PC like they did.

MaXiMuS2oo9
MaXiMuS2oo9

Probably because it sucks or doesn't look very good.

MaXiMuS2oo9
MaXiMuS2oo9

@spacecadet25 I have in fact heard your mum (very much like crackdown) sucks so bad and looks so awful so much that she has to stay hidden until 2015  :) Sorry to all the Crackdown fanboys, but theses games were terrible, and i cant see this one breaking any boundaries.

bunchr
bunchr

@MaXiMuS2oo9 So i am going to assume you have only ever owned Sony consoles but go out of your way to say crackdown has always sucked lol

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

I just hope it can recapture it's original glory and add something new to the mix!

b00me
b00me

I'm glad David Jones is back on this series. That and the destruction have piqued my interest.

dussan2
dussan2

@angryguy77 Let me know when MSFT figures out how to get the Cloud to work without an internet connection.  Because that would actually fix their problem.


No one is denying the theoretical potential of the Cloud.  It's that it requires a persistent connection to the internet which is not gonna fly.  

angryguy77
angryguy77

@dussan2 @angryguy77 I'd bet most people who game have a connection, at least in the major markets.


I mean if they didn't, most ps4 fans wouldn't be able to use their bluray player because they didn't have access to the net.


The thing is, this finding if true, is turning the theoretical into reality

tmorri603
tmorri603

@angryguy77 This is very interesting. Not just as a gamer but as someone going into the IT field. I knew MS's investment in cloud computing would pay off. With some more testing, they could get this working for any type of game. When they do get this working, getting to 1080p at 60 fps will be very easy. I know you need have a solid internet connection but how many people who have a gold membership don't have a solid internet connection. I think the new Crackdown will be the first game to use this and it will be a test because of the destruction that you will be able to do. 

saltlife225
saltlife225

@angryguy77 @zerooo0 Throwing my money into the pot in agreement. Why people have poopooed this for so long is dopey. Microsoft leads in technological research alongside Google. Can't deny their innovation.

zerooo0
zerooo0

@angryguy77 I laugh at people that say the cloud based gaming is a myth. Really Cloud Based gaming is venturing into uncharted waters. It's the rediscovering of America basically with Onlive being the first attempt at it. It's laughable to think that any body knows what they are talking about it unless they physically work on it. No telling what this could do in the future of gaming for both MS, Sony, and even Nintendo if they ever change their archaic practice.

angryguy77
angryguy77

@zerooo0 @angryguy77 exactly. I've said it 100's of times that if you make fun of it, in time you will be made to look foolish for doing so.


The biggest reason they said it wouldn't work was latency, MS just found a way around that. Just think, this gen isn't even a year old yet and we have this to look forward to.

Burriscold
Burriscold

The brillance is that theyve been planning this for years. Wouldnt be surprised if all this wasnt designed this way. In meaning the systems hardware, in knowing theyd be tweakin old tech this way. Basically by layering and allowing Azure to carry heavy filler code ie sky, roadways, most maps in general etc in such a way, that Devs can finally take truly innovative steps.

Most ppl see cloud as storing saves or back up for files , itunes lol. MS spent BILLIONS, Tru greatness comes soon. I wish Sony would sell MS socom, we'd treat it right. Halo type remaster for 1-3! Millions dumped on the project. Pettition that! Psduh fannies, smh. 10 million? And for games like Bloodbourne? Hack and slash, with very poor slash. So sad. Monsters look kinda cool at least, right? Enjoy those indies

motopramaus
motopramaus

@dussan2 @angryguy77 Every single person i know has a constant connection to the internet, the area i live is not technologically advanced.

Burriscold
Burriscold

It will fly even if some get left behind. Wanna know why? Most ppl in the us and even europe and yes even canada have more than the required speeds. US actually being the worse of the three because of crooked cable companys, which is my point for blame, not MS. But regardless MS cracked the code for all you bums that still use DSL. 25/20 I does just fine with or without you

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

Played the first it was pretty fun for a few hours then It just got boring and repetitive, Only sold for the Halo Beta in the first place this really isn't on Par with Games Sony and Nintendo have coming out and the other games like pretty Average too Microsoft really need a new I.P that is owned by one of their Studios that has some kind of depth to it because this game really is kind of pointless especially seeing as they have Sunset Overdrive coming sooner which arguably looks better then Crackdown.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@sonyonly4  This one looks like it's going to have tons of destruction though.  Adding that is a real game-changer.  Unlike their horrible addition of zombies in Crackdown 2.

blackace
blackace

@sonyonly4 We don't even know what Crackdown looks like yet. lol!! Horizon 2 and Quantum Break are going to be incredible. Exceed many of the games on PS4. 

shinrae5
shinrae5

Sunset overdrive, ori and the blind Forest, MC collection, KI season 2, project spark, forza horizon 2 all make a decent season line up (complimented by multiplatform games like destiny and dragon age)

2015 and 2016 will bring the heavy hitters though (fable, halo, quantum break, crackdown, gears, etc)

Good stuff ahead!

zerooo0
zerooo0

2015 looks to be great for us X1 owners. I hope we get to see more of Phantom Dust next year also as I am really curious what the gameplay will be like.

Now that we know what Quantum Break looks like in gameplay. Crackdown, Scalebound, and Phantom Dust my most anticipated games to see in action on this console.

mr_nee
mr_nee

TBH, it looks like a cloud power demo for real-time destruction calculations. I hope it's not the case because, tech demo games are not good and if it's gonna be even worse than first two terrible games, this is a huge waste of money

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

"oh no, how dare they include a feature in a game"

Cronyk
Cronyk

They promised me in-game destruction equivalent to what we see here... As long as they deliver on that, they can take as long as they like. 

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Is there anything coming out this year? Anything? Poop Simulator?

uw0tm8
uw0tm8

@RicanV I for one welcome my new Goat overlords. All heil Goat. Long live Goat.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

I believe X1 secured exclusive rights to Goat simulator. Watch out for that one.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

Hopefully they take their time and deliver a quality title to Xbox fans.

rasterror
rasterror

As long as it's a Crackdown 1 and not a Crackdown 2 then I'll be happy.

silversix_
silversix_

Then comes out by the end of 2015 and scores like Crackdown 2. Such a great franchise......... not.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@silversix_ Why not good like the first one?
You almost always sound pessimistic in X1 articles.

rasterror
rasterror

He's a Sony fanboy. Of course he's gonna be pessimistic on every Xbox article.

mr_nee
mr_nee

@rasterror pessimists are informed optimists. I'm optimistic only about devs that didn't dissapoint me in the past

codju
codju

If you read the article, 2 was done by a different dev .

mark_unix
mark_unix

The fully CG trailer really wasn't a obvious sign...