Microsoft revealed Crackdown 3 at their E3 press conference
When it was released in 2007, the original “Crackdown” took the Xbox 360 by storm. Players all over the world spent countless hours running, driving, and leaping around Pacific City. Whether they were taking down gangs or collecting those sweet agility orbs, fans couldn’t get enough. Now, the groundbreaking, hyper-powered world of “Crackdown” is back in stunning fashion with an all-new “Crackdown” experience for Xbox One.
Developed by original creator Dave Jones, “Crackdown” on Xbox One will deliver unrivaled verticality, cooperative mayhem and destruction. Whether you’re playing the Campaign with friends or enjoying an entirely new competitive “Crackdown” experience powered by Xbox Live, you’ll never look at an open-world game the same way again. Best of all, “Crackdown” leverages Xbox Live to power a city which isn’t just an exciting place to play, but is a part of your destructive arsenal.
But an interesting detail was revealed during the panel discussion after the media briefing. Crackdown 3 will be using the cloud to power the in-game destruction and other augmented effect. This will be a game like no other as it uses the Microsoft cloud to power the entire city on a massive scale. How will it do this? By using the Cloudgine middleware and Microsoft Azure "leveraging the immense power available within data centres, computationally intensive game components such as physics and A.I. can be supercharged in order to deliver game experiences that go well beyond what any console or PC can offer now or in the future." Cloudgine announced they are working with Xbox One on the Crackdown 3 project. This will raise the bar beyond anything on any console game to date. Massive universe, massive destruction and unparalleled gameplay thanks to the power of the cloud- make no mistake this is going to be one heck of a game. GAME ON!
Crackdown for Xbox One
Cloudgine are delighted to announce that they are working with Microsoft on the upcoming title, Crackdown for Xbox One!
We are immensely excited about this project and the opportunity to create an entirely new experience in the Crackdown universe, one which we truly believe will set a new bar for open-world gaming.