Get ready, agent, because you are going back out into the field. Reagent Games has released a video for the third title in Microsoft’s Crackdown series, and it promises to keep the franchise on the same path as before. The series has always been a giant sandbox game of mayhem, and Crackdown 3 actually hopes to up the ante on that concept. The core components of gameplay such as collecting tokens, upgrading abilities, and toppling street gangs will all remain the same, but it seems the new game will look to make the interconnected underworld of crime in their city more segmented.This will require more work in order to put a dent in their system. Running to the next area and killing the gang’s next lieutenant in the chain before reaching the boss won’t work anymore. It seems smaller operations have to be dealt with in order to make grander ones accessible, or more easily handled. It sounds tedious, but that is something Crackdown has never allowed itself to be. This new game is no different.
Crackdown 3 plans to make your war on crime even crazier then before with 100% destructible environments. So now, instead of just leveling up your strength, speed, agility, driving, explosives, and gunplay skills until you can beat the next toughest gang leader, you can decide to destroy the building they are hiding in until they come tumbling down with it. This seems like it will take away a lot of the challenges the previous games offered, so we will have to wait and see how it effects the story progress. Cleaning up the city becomes ever more interesting when you are allowed to destroy it in the process, however, it seems the video is suggesting this is only capable by running the game through the Microsoft Cloud, which helps to better utilize its 20x increase in computing power, instead of playing strictly through the Xbox One. The question that remains, then, is whether that is the only method of allowing for complete destruction or not.
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