With E3 just around the corner, there are a ton of awesome games for us all to get excited about. There are sure to be new titles announced at this year’s show, but we will also learn new information about several titles that have already been announced. Over the next week, we will be exploring what games we can look forward to seeing more of, and what we can expect to learn from these upcoming titles.
Developer: Reagent Games
Anticipated Release Window: Well last year we thought that the game would launch at the end 2016, with Scalebound missing from this year’s slate, we would be amazed if the game didn’t launch at the end of this year.
It’s been a while since Crackdown 3 broke cover. In fact, we haven’t seen any footage of the game since Gamescom 2015. At that event, a developer video was shown alongside some footage of the impressive destruction from the multiplayer portion of the title. Since then, the Crackdown 3 has been in hiding; in fact, the game didn’t break cover at any point last year.
The third game in the open world action series. Once again we’ll be leaping across roofs, hunting for those elusive orbs, driving transforming vehicles, and shooting wave after wave of enemies. There will be various gangs to wipe out in any order you choose and the order that you take them out will affect their ability to resist you. For instance, if you take out their weapon suppliers, they’ll have weaker firepower to stop you. The biggest selling point though is the 100% destructible environment in the multiplayer. Utilising ‘the power of the cloud’ everything in multiplayer can be destroyed.c
We love us some Crackdown. The first game was so addictive – searching for the orbs, taking down the gangs, and just causing chaos in the open-world. The second game had its issues, and though it didn’t match up to the fantastic first game, it still had its good points. For this third game, Microsoft has very sensibly brought back the original creator David Jones (who was also the mastermind behind Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto). We would be on board if the game just had a decent central campaign, but the multiplayer does look breathtaking. The fact that any building that you are in, or on, can be destroyed, points to some very strategic yet chaotic carnage.
More footage of the jaw-dropping multiplayer destruction, for sure. Details about the main campaign, including how the 4-player co-op works; is it for specific missions, just in free-roam, or for the whole campaign and how is that balanced? We also expect to get a final release date for the game. As the multiplayer was originally supposed to arrive in ‘summer 2016’, it’ll be interesting to see if they are still going to release the multiplayer section early and how that will work when it comes to purchasing the game.