Crackdown 3 Wrecking Zone Technical Test Coming on February 7 for Xbox Insiders

We’re just a little over a week away from the launch of Crackdown 3, and we couldn’t be more excited for fans to dive back in to the over-the-top world of Crackdown that is coming to Xbox Game Pass on February 15. As the team moves full steam toward launch, we will be conducting a technical test of Wrecking Zone, the fully-destructible Azure cloud-powered multiplayer mode, to ensure a smooth experience for everyone on February 15.

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Marioraider1811d ago

I wonder why they downgraded the destruction in the game.. The game is gonna flop hard

isarai11d ago

Not sure why you got disagrees, the destruction got downgraded hard

What we were shown:
What we got:

Honestly looks no better than what red faction guerilla did 9 years ago:

personally i never cared about the cloud features or the multiplayer, so i couldn't care less. Still getting it and gonna love the hell out of the single player, but the whole cloud thing got nerfed

ArchangelMike11d ago

Red Faction Guerilla did multiplayer destruction much better last gen, than what Crackdown 3 is doing with the power of the Cloud today.

darthv7211d ago (Edited 11d ago )

To try and answer the initial question... I can only guess it had something to do with the gloudgine tech that was initially used. Up to that point, before Epic acquired it, I assume it was coming along. Things changed and they had to go with plan B.

I'm actually curious if MS can control the level of cloud assisted processing (CAP) based on player count in a session. The lower the number of concurrent players, the higher the CAP. Tthe more players the lower or some balance to keep the game from stuttering due to processing of external assets for all players.

Internet speed is going to be a factor and how many hops the connection to the server a player makes. It would suck to have a building blow up in your session only to find that another player has a lag and it just pops out of view for them instead of them seeing the same explosion.

King_Noctis11d ago

The game is not gonna flop just because of some downgraded destruction. If anything, it will depend on whether or not the game is fun and can keep you hooked for a long time.

It is such a sad time when we have people who wish games to fail.

rainslacker11d ago (Edited 11d ago )

Game will be fine. It's on Game Pass, and the SP actually is said to be alright. MP(not wrecking zone), I've read varying reports on. If it's fun, it may have legs, but there are some pretty strong MP games out right now that are going to be dividing people's attention. Fortnite took away from BFV, so it's likely that CD3 won't really pick those players up if it's not really good. If it's not exceptional, at best, it'll be a passing fancy. I don't think wrecking zone is going to have much of an impact on anyone though.

DaDrunkenJester11d ago

I'll be trying it out for sure!

King_Noctis11d ago

Can’t wait. This will be mindless fun.