Crackdown 3’s “100% World Destruction” Limited To Multiplayer Only

Xbox exclusive Crackdown 3 has been wowing visitors to Gamescom this week with a rather impressive new world destruction model being demoed on stage.

Dave Jones, the game’s director, has now confirmed however that Crackdown 3’s reliance on cloud based tech means that this level of destruction will only be available in the game’s multiplayer mode.

“Yes, [destruction is] exclusive to the multiplayer mode,” Jones said, speaking to IGN.

Asked if you can destroy buildings in single player, he continued “No, you can’t, and in some respects that goes against the grain of what Crackdown is […] we really wanted to create a new multiplayer experience that bent that.”

“You have to be online for multiplayer, and at that point we can connect to the cloud and really expand the experience.”

Specifics regarding the title’s multiplayer aspect are currently unknown, but Jones has said fans can expect more than “a simple deathmatch” from the experience.

Crackdown 3 is due to launch sometime in Summer 2016.


Source: Gamespot

7 Comments

  1. It’s a bit of a shame, but understandable.

    The destruction would cause havoc with any sensible level-design and you’re meant to save the city, not destroy it.

    Then there’s the outrage they’d cause if single-player required an online connection.

    I just hope there’s still some cool elements of the physical destruction in place that can be done locally.

  2. Makes perfect sense and puts an end to the whole “but what if bad internet/always online single player/usage caps” worries.

    • But what about those things? What if there’s a power cut? What if there’s a storm??? What if a mouse chews through the wire to my router? What if a beaver chews through the cable that supplies my fibre optic broadband? What if I loose an eye in a heated game of ping pong and then I loose my job and I have to cancel my internet package?!?!?!?

      Am I doomed to play a destructionless game forever?

      • “Am I doomed to play a destructionless game forever?”

        Well people have survived on the PS4, so you won’t be doomed :P

      • Battlefield 4 says hello. ;)

      • These are the challenges we face in these internet reliant times I’m afraid. We didn’t have this with the sega megadrive.

  3. So theres a fleshed out single player campaign, which doesn’t need a net connection? That’s pleasantly surprising, for a cloud oriented game.

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