More CrossfireX gameplay has been shown at the Xbox Series X showcase, but this isn’t the multiplayer game, it’s the single player narrative in development by Remedy Entertainment.
CrossfireX is a first person shooter depicting the cover ops battle between two of the biggest PMCs in the world.
Curiously, there was a note saying that while CrossfireX multiplayer is free-to-play (assuming you have Xbox Live), the single player will not be included in Xbox Game Pass and will instead be sold separately.
On the free to play multiplayer side of things, Smilegate Entertainment have held a beta at the end of June, hoping to iron out kinks with online multiplayer and balance the game ahead of a 2020 release date.
During the beta the game featured three game modes:
- Spectre Mode: In the Laboratory, Black List players will use stealth suits and melee weapons to silently take down their foes and plant the C4 to destroy their target. As Global Risk, players are tasked with defending high-value objectives with a standard loadout, using audio cues to eliminate their invisible enemies. This high-tension stealth gameplay mode will reward players who exercise caution and strategy.
- Team Match: As one of the most popular modes in the original Crossfire, Team Match is a variant of the popular Search and Destroy mode where two teams of 8 players will race to eliminate all of their enemies or plant the C4 explosive to achieve victory. Players will find themselves on the Black Widow map, where teamwork and map knowledge will be vital to their success.
- Point Capture: Point Capture is a spin on the classic Team Deathmatch mode from the original Crossfire. In GR Tower, teams of 8 will race to achieve the requirement amount of eliminations. Point Capture is a great place for beginners to learn and test their might on the battlefield, try out new weapons and learn the map and strategic layouts.
CrossfireX is the console oriented follow up to the hugely popular PC original, which has managed to amass a staggering 650 million players. The first gameplay teaser for CrossfireX came at XO19 last year, following on from the E3 2019 announcement. At the time it was only confirmed for Xbox One, but with mention of “Xbox consoles” plural, it teased that the game would be coming natively to Xbox Series X (which was still codenamed Project Scarlett at the time).