Last year at E3, the free to play shooter CrossfireX was announced for Xbox One, marking the first time that Crossfire will appear on a console. On PC, Crossfire has amassed a registered player base of over 650 million people, with 8 million concurrent players. Developed by Smilegate Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea, it features a single player campaign that was developed in partnership with Remedy Entertainment (Alan Wake, Control, Quantum Break), but also features battle royale and competitive multiplayer modes. Microsoft is banking on that popularity to get more people playing on Xbox.
From today, participants of the Xbox Insider Program can take part in a closed beta of CrossfireX, and that will run until June 24th. This weekend, an open beta for Xbox One players will be taking place from June 25th up until June 28th. CrossfireX’s description reads as follows:
CrossfireX delivers an intense first-person shooter experience where players are immersed in a sprawling global conflict between the world’s two most formidable private military factions. Complete objective-based missions across a variety of classic and innovative modes featuring tightly crafted gameplay and cinematic visuals.
The details of what modes players can expect to be playing and on what maps includes:
- Map – Black Widow. Modes: Team Match/ Search & Destroy. 8v8
- Map – Laboratory. Mode – Spectre. 8v8
- Map – GR Tower. Mode – Point Capture. 8v8
So that is three maps and four different modes. The progress made in the CrossfireX beta will not carry over to the full release aside from a beta exclusive axe. The decision has been made to not carry anything else over to maintain a balanced playerbase when things first start at the full launch of CrossfireX. CrossfireX is scheduled to be launched this year and may likely be advertised for Xbox Series X as well as an Xbox exclusive.
Source: CrossfireX website