While Crackdown was revealed for Xbox One during Microsoft's E3 2014 press conference, it was shown using a CGI trailer that left us wondering what we could expect from the game. We've now discovered that Microsoft showed an early tech demo for the game in April during Microsoft's annual Build conference.
When asked for comment by a fan, Phil Spencer verified that this was Crackdown in the following via twitter.
The Crackdown trailer may have been CG, but it also shows a high level of destructibility in the world and the tech demo gives us a good idea of what we can expect. However, no release date has been announced for Crackdown at this time. During the Build conference Microsoft said the goal is for developers to use the power of the cloud to "enable new kinds of experiences that have never been possible" by way of rendering events for players faster.
No more excuses, guise! The proof is in the fully destructible pudding.