It's the 10-year anniversary of the Crackdown series. Given how successful it was, the silence surrounding that is a little troubling.
Another idiot article. MS will show Crackdown at E3, not because some self entitled gamers insist there should be regular updates.
The only problem with this opinion piece is that it considers Crackdown a flagship Xbox title. It's not a flagship series. @Dlacy13g It could, but I doubt it. @LikeAGlove I don't even..
It may turn into one but to this date it hasn't been.
In all fairness to Crackdown, we don't know what the game is going to enfold.
@LikeAGlove Are you really this dumb? My god....
There is a ton of risk involved with their approach for the new Crackdown. I don't blame them for being cautious with new information. A lot of incredibly complex systems have to come together for it to be successful. No one has done a game with a technical foundation like Microsoft's cloud-based engine before. They have a steep road to climb. I'm actually more concerned about this cloud system than I am about the game. It's hard enough to scale a regular game's online component to support a hundred thousand simultaneous players. This cloud feature is going to be insanely harder, and I'm certain that's why we haven't seen many Xbox games using the structure.
How many time they going to show crackdown at e3? Its been going on three years.
It's only appeared at one E3.
Flagship ? Crackdown series was mediocre at best . That titel belogs to halo or gears , but please not crackdown .
But you don't find it odd that so little has been shown of the game after all this time? Not that I think MS is required to inform us, but all we know about it is what they announced at the reveal, and more recently, they were adding in a SP campaign. That is almost unheard of for games that have been known about for years now. All showings of the game have been trailers, or some random glimpses through developer diary type stuff. No actual game play. no other selling points mentioned beyond Cloud destruction and a SP campaign. Quite honestly nothing. It's not like CD is a long term greatly loved IP. It was always a modest title up until it because so important for X1. So it would be typical that a lot more would be shown by now to generate more interest outside the rabid fan boy types. Consider we have seen more of FFVII than we have of CD3 and it's quite telling that we know next to nothing about CD3, nor is there enough information to reasonably discern the actual quality of the game based on observation and relating it to our own experiences in the past. Sure, it's self entitled to demand they show something, but it seems rather atypical for people to think everything is perfectly fine with the game based on how little they've shown of it over the years.
hopefully we see it this year, though would love to see more marketing right about now
Didn't realize they didn't say anything.
I didn't too
I'd really like to see something, anything from Crackdown honestly. The radio silence after Scalebound isn't great. I do expect them to put the focus on it at E3 though, I will say.
I'm with ya. Crackdown taught me the beauty of online co-op. As terrible as CD2 was (and it was) me and my homies had countless hours of fun. I miss this series. Once they announce a release date, I'll start counting the days. Praying for a simultaneous release with Scorpio.
Crackdown 3 on the Scorpio is gonna blow ur mind its not the same game as the one on the X1 which will look similar to the one on the 360 the scope of the Scorpio version has never been seen in a video game b4 E3 is near can't wait for the #TheMightyScorpio
I hope not. I mean, I bought the original Xbox One.
Oh you gonna get Crackdown 3 but The Mighty Scorpio is gonna get this stupid version of Crackdown that you will see at E3 along with a special demo like Forza Game that's gonna make you question is this even possible in a video game
How would you even come to that conclusion when everything we know about XB1 and Scorpio contradicts what you're saying?
The Mighty Scorpio will not and I repeat will not be the same or be anything like the PS4 PRO believe Microsoft is going out with a bang
You didn't answer my question, Demon. I may be opinionated, even called an Xbox fanboy by many around here, but I provide reasons for stating my beliefs even if they're based off of rumors. I also admit when I'm wrong, so again... What evidence do you have to base your belief on?
You might wann keep those expectations in check lest you become disappointed. Being hyped is fine but what you're doing is dangerous levels of setting yourself up for the fall.
Hey I know what I saw I'm just sharing don't understand estimate Microsoft
I doubt MS could ever meet the expectations that I've seen the Xbox fan boys on here have placed on the game. The expectations for CD3 seem to be extraordinary, and I can't imagine any dev could ever live up to them. Not that it couldn't be a good game, because I haven't seen anything yet to be able to even form an opinion on that, just that people seem to be expecting this to do for online shooters what Gears of War did for the third person shooter genre. However, I personally believe that CD3 will not have that kind of impact game wise, and may potentially fail in providing the technical prowess that would allow it to achieve the same heights as GeOW on a technical level.
Considering that around 70% of all Xbox Ones sold are the phat original one, you'd better hope that what you said is not the case.
When it's ready they will say , show till then they owe no one any of those things right now .
No other game is doing or capable of what Crackdown 3 will do. The game is going to be amazing on Scorpio. The whole massive city is destructible, nothing else really compares to the tech in this game.
Not capable? Doubt that.
Any game can be made from the start to use this tech, but Xbox has Azure and is already years ahead of everyone else in gaming. Name some upcoming games that are doing this kind of destruction.
I don't think it is a matter of being capable. It is just a matter of no one really cares to invest in this. It is an online only feature so the appeal is limited. But you are right. This is more about Azure than Crackdown or even Xbox.
1. Any game is capable of achieving what crackdown is doing. You don't need azure to do it. Azures sophistication is in the tools it gives to developers to make their applications run in the cloud, how it allows developers to spin up new virtual machines with the required specs quickly and easily and how it ties together with other Microsoft products and services. All of that is unnecessary to run calculations on a remote machine. You could build the servers for crackdown during its development without touching azure and it would work just as well. 2. The destruction in the MP game play they showed wasn't even that impressive. The destroyed environments came a part in chunks and vanished. I'm sure it will have been improved since then but so far I haven't seen anything that warrants being overly excited for it (for my tastes of course).
http://m.ign.com/videos/201... The debris stays in the game and it does not use smoke tricks. Nice try with the misinformation attempt.
It was in the e3 showing video. There's definitely at some point you can see some of the pieces disappear. Don't wanna believe that, that's fine, I don't really care but it's not misinformation. How would I even think to come up with that if I hadn't seen it??
I didnt see the parts vanish in the demo they last showed. Could you link it and tell me the time stamp? It would be interesting to see if it's true because I was also under the impression that all destruction stays on screen. But if that's not the case then it is some concern to be worried.
Apparently not in the single player will the environment will be destructible.
Massive destruction doesn't automatically equal a good game though. I've experienced games where even partial destruction can be annoying and break the fun of a game. Not sure what Scorpio has to do with the game at all though. The whole point of Cloud power, which is where that massive city gets destroyed, is independant of platform. It'll look nicer on Scorpio, but it should perform the same. Also, I'm sure other games are capable of doing what CD3 will do. It's just they aren't being made to do what CD3 will do. That's a lot different. That being said, and to throw some water on your flame, fully destructable environments have been attempted before. They often get scaled back due to not actually working, and being full of bugs. Doesn't matter if you can process a universe worth of physics to make it happen, you still have a ton of testing to do to make sure nothing breaks when you break said city. It's quite the undertaking, and if I had to guess, it's one of the reason the game was delayed in the first place, because if I had to guess, MS in no way can back down from what they promised with the game's cloud capabilites because that would be a bigger disaster for them. They'd be better off cancelling the game and saying it's what's good for Xbox gamers, while leaving out the fact that it wasn't a good idea to begin with.
I really enjoyed the first one is it backwards compatible with the Xbox 1?
Its no doubt going to be eventually.
Wow 10 years, that's one of those facts that make sure you feel old. I remember getting the first one and thinking it was okay. The second I didn't like at all. Jury's out on this one for me but I'm not holding my breath. Not quite getting the build up for this.
You wish lol. This game is going to look next gen compared to anything on other consoles.
There's a thing called PC which has already made xbox redundant in the Gpu department.
Yeah. Not really. I'm just indifferent.
For obvious reasons... its launching with scorpio and it will be glorious. Bet on it.
The question is will they have the balls & make it Scorpio exclusive & cut off most of their own damn fan base ?
Why would that make sense? So you ps4 fanboys can then say... it only sold this or that many? Lol. They can satisfy both original xbox one users and scoprio.. ya know.. like ps4 and ps4 pro
Flagship series?? Not a hope. Maybe after 3 if it's very good and they continue it but right now, Crackdown is in no way a flagship series for Xbox. Edit: E3 isn't too far away either. With no big events till then it's pretty obvious why it's pretty quiet on that front. I can see a big re-reveal running on scorpio. Maybe even take a queue from Sony and show it running to open the show and then Spencer will walk out on stage and be like "that ladies and gentlemen, is what you can expect from Scorpio" or something along those lines. However they do the show, I'm certain crackdown will be there.
I will get this on PC
I will as well.....if the campaign is good.
Crackdown never had a great campaign, it's basically "you are a crimefighter, here is a gps to all the enemies and bosses - go kill them" all while collecting orbs. Maybe 3 will be different though.
A flagship series? This series only gained prominence most because it was bundled in with betas for Halo 3 and Halo Reach. Not to mention the only reason people are even remotely interested in Crackdown 3 is because of the destructive environments that cloud processing is apparently promising. If not for those bundled betas and the "powah uv da clowd" then this series would've have gained nearly as much attention as it has now. There's a reason Microsoft hasn't been very vocal about it through its decade long existence.
So people can't be interested in Crackdown 3 simply because maybe they like the Crackdown games ?
It appears you can't just simply be interested in Crackdown.
I didn't say there aren't people aren't interested in Crackdown on its own merits. I said that the series' audience mostly consists of people who bought the first two installments for the betas and the third installment has garnered interest cuz of the cloud. Take those factors away and the series wouldn't be as big as it is now.
http://m.ign.com/videos/201... This is a 2014 build so it's had 3 years since that build to improve.
its not a flagship series thats why.
Also been quiet about the cloud features too
I do find crackdowns following so interesting as a gamer. I love the game. But i distinctively remember when everyone bashed it before the first game came out saying bad things Literally saying its Halo 3 Beta featuring Crackdown, ah what a hidden gem it was. great piece of marketing that
LOL you and I have very different ideas of what is a flagship series.
can they atleast give is crackdown 1-2 as BC
it probably will be a fun romp, 7.5 - 8.0, but it doesn't have the substance to make it a huge franchise like , halo, or sony with uncharted. MS really needs something with some meat on its bones, with a real story.
What flagship? this type of game is already in shadows and milked dry, get us new IP's and stop this nonsense.
Hard to believe it took over 3 years to make the sequel that was just the same city with an "Undead Nightmare" tone to it.
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