Crackdown 3 received a new set of press coverage that includes previews and more. It has also received some screenshots and footage that gives a much better idea of how the game stands now visually compared to its earlier version.
The game does look good in 4K. It's true that these Single player screens look sharp and are much closer visually to the pre-alpha footage. But you are claiming that the game hasn't been downgraded - that is simply not true; and even the big media gamesites like IGN, Gamespot, Polygon, GameInformer etc have acknowledged the downgrade. So please, the sooner you come to terms with this, the sooner everyone can move on. To deny that Crackdown 3 is a shadow of it's initial reveal, is to lose all credibility. 4K screenshots will make any game look like a current gen game - Remember how good Red Dead Redemption looks in 4K? But that is not the point - this is the least that should be expected when a game is being run by the Cloud. It should at the very least look like a "proper current gen game", and the fact that you've had to make this statement in your headline speaks volumes about the game.
You know you have troubles when they have to release articles and news just to say that the game does look like a current generation game
"Crackdown 3 Looks Like a Proper Current Generation Game In New 4K Screenshots"! What a joker!
look at the 4k textures on those buildings LMAO
It's almost as 4k as Minecraft! lol
@Mr Pumblechook I know! Total joker!😂
Told ya so and I was the first person to say every crackdown game has inferior graphics.
4k any game? Even minecraft?
Sure. In 4K it would look like next-gen minecraft, at the very least it would look signifinantly much improved. Doesn't mean it's not still a last gen game though aye?!
Graphics wise, I wouldn't say it was downgraded, because outside the tech demo with the two large buildings crashing into one another, older showings have been pretty lackluster graphically. What they show now isn't all that impressive, but passable, but I'd say its better in some places, but still lacking in others...namely the building design. The downtown areas look better than the outer areas, which appear pretty flat. Overall, I'd say the artstyle works, but it seems like they left some things undone, or maybe just felt it wouldn't matter.
@ArchangelMike Talk is cheap! Bring us actuall screen shots to back up your "downgrade" claims for comparisons sake.
@Obscure_Observer Here you go: https://www.vg247.com/2019/... Quote from the article "A little over a week ago, I wrote that Crackdown 3’s multiplayer Wrecking Zone is “a shadow of its former self“. The cloud-powered destruction that lets you topple entire city blocks is in the game as teased, but it’s in a very limited manner. Now that Wrecking Zone is in a closed beta of sorts, you’re likely to see a lot of tweets showing impressive-looking destruction: and that stuff is real. It’s also real limited, however, constrained to a single five-minute mode and small maps that look nothing like the mindblowing full-city destruction I saw back in 2015." Here's Polygon - https://www.polygon.com/201... Quote "When this game was first shown in 2014, it was touted as a marvel of cloud gaming, a fully destructible world in which all things would be possible. Five years on, those promises are barely to be found in Crackdown 3. In the single-player campaign, environmental destructibility hardly exists. In the multiplayer component, it’s reduced to little more than blowing holes in barriers and walls." From PCWorld https://www.pcworld.com/art... Quote "Only Crackdown 3’s multiplayer mode will have this cloud-based destruction tech. We played a bit of the multiplayer. It feels functional, albeit not much different to what I played of Red Faction: Guerrilla a decade ago. And it’s much smaller-scale than the city-spanning destruction Microsoft teased in 2015. Maps feel like decently sized arenas. They are absolutely not entire chunks of city for you to run wild in." Here's another one for you from Game Informer - https://www.gameinformer.co... And last but surely not least Ryan Mcaffrey himself of IGN, quote - "I played the first half an hour or so, and there’s nothing here that the Xbox faithful are likely to be boastfully thrusting into the faces of their Sony-fan friends. But that’s not to say it can’t or won’t be a fun experience. It just didn’t wow me. It felt and, in the non-literal, yes-I-know-it’s-running-in-4K sense, looked like an Xbox 360 game." There are many more hands-on previews and impression out there - before I even get to screenshots and comparison vids. But surely you don't need me to go on? In anycase let me know if you still want those screenshots and comparison vids, I'll be more than happy to oblige.
How the hell can you continue to deny what people are showing you!? Red Faction Guerilla had more impressive destruction than CD3.
I believe you need to apologize for being so rude.
@ArchangelMike "In anycase let me know if you still want those screenshots and comparison vids, I'll be more than happy to oblige." Destruction was clearly downgraded. But graphics? On single player? Yes, i want to see those comparisons screenshots Yes please. And as suggested by MasterCornholio, I apologize if I seemed rude.
Game looks freakin solid. Getting xb game pass when this comes out, so excited
https://youtu.be/0bxhmoNXnb... The single player has been upgraded based off of the first time they showed single player footage and to say otherwise is straight lying
The thing about games though, they are not movies. I’m not saying this game is good bc I have not played it, but if it’s fun and runs smooth, then that really is the only thing that matters. Graphics never have and never will equal a good game, if you believe this then I’m sorry. But I can see you’re really worked up with a game that has done nothing to you, so I’ll leave you to it.
Hmmm. Your not a crack head, just crackish.... Lol. I dont know what the hell people are crying about. THIS GAME IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE THAT CELL SHADED LOOK. Its Crackdown! Why the F is everyone crying about its graphics? Crackdown 1 was stupid fun and the smart people in here that have Xbox game pass will be playing this technically for free. I cant wait for this!
Just like any other game that gets downgraded yet you get all emotional over this one?
The game looks awesome. The art style is so colorful and vibrant in this game which looks better than that realistic look that most games go for. My Xbox One X is ready!
I can’t wait. The Orbs are taunting me
I'm astonished that you expressed excitement for this game, and received so many down votes.... Fanboys....
racerX no you shouldn't be astonished if you know anything about his comments history people see through comments like these for what they actually are(pro xbox and anything related to ps4 the same type comments would be total negativity)
@neutralgamer1992 Yes, maybe so. But by the same token we know what people like you are about too. So why do you guys even bother to post in non-Sony articles? We all know the comments always come down to the same thing: "hype everything Sony does and downplay anything about other platforms". And looking at Kribwalker's posting history it seems he rarely even goes into PS4 articles. He mostly seems to comment in Xbox One articles. That's certainly better than what we see from many Sony fanboys on this site who flood into Xbox, Nintendo and PC articles for the sole purpose of downplaying those platforms.
starchild, it's the internet, don't fall into the narrative, it wasn't long time ago when sales some how do matter to secure the future of ps platform for future unreleased games and I get it ,"the narrative was to focus on future games" but now when ms steps into this situation somehow out of nowhere future games don't matter and what matters is whats released, it's childish way of thinking, don't bother about it.
Mate, your XB1 has been ready for years. It's just too bad despite being ready for all that time, the only thing you got worth playing is Forza, some indies, and...maybe...Sunset Overdrive. Everything else, including Crackdown, is a joke.
Aww. Ran out of exclusives to play?
Kubark i always find that my xbox x comments funny it's like people trying to prove they made sound investment into a machine that hasn't had much when it comes to exclusives
Claiming it doesn't make it true. Sony definitely has done much better with exclusives this gen, but you're needlessly exaggerating. There are handful of good games you left out. I know because I played several of them on my PC. Gears of War 4, among a number of others I could name, is a good game. I enjoyed it and I am looking forward to Gears of War 5.
I can't wait for them to bring this out, mostly because once it's out then they can draw a line under this fucking mess of God knows howmany years. It's embarrassing.
When this game was announced i was a junior in high school. This fall i graduate from university lol.
It was announced in 2014. In 5 years you finished Junior High, went through 4 years of High School, then 4 years of College? You must be very smart.
@ tedakin What kind of school did you go to? After your junior year, you become a senior in high school. Then onto 4 years of college. Five years of schooling in five years, makes sense.
Is this Sheldon Cooper?..
@all the comments Not junior high school....a junior IN high school...reading comprehension...
With Duke Nukem Forever.... From the time it was announced to the time it game out I got married and my wife had our first kid. With Last Guardian, my wife had another baby, got cancer, died two years later, and we got a new console generation.
Tedakin I can see you never graduated.
5 years man, that's just crazy.
@Tedakin You are bad at math...
@Neo Wow. My condolences for the loss of your wife!
Review embargo lifts tomorrow I think, we'll see if it's worth all the fuss.
It looks like sunset overdrive on low settings.
SSoD had more character in it's graphics style IMO. Cell shading here looks decent, but everything is almost too sharp. Cell shading often looks better when its a bit softer if you're going to have anything that isn't sharp also....like a lot of the buildings for instance. Character models do look pretty good, but the animation is kind of clunky.
I think the biggest misconception is that everyone wants Photo realistic graphics for a cel shaded game. Anyone that remembers Crackdown knows that not the history. I can't wait for this game.
"the biggest misconception is that everyone wants Photo realistic graphics for a cel shaded game", Wrong, it has nothing to do with photo realistic graphics, you can still have a Cel shaded game and look awesome, the way the Crackdown 3 looks after all this years is not justifiable imo, low textures, blocky environments, lightning shadowing looks average to bad, this 4k images actually proves what I'm saying, the only thing your are getting with this 4k resolution is that you are looking a better cleaner box shape / triangle images and some curves with no pixelation.
it has a deliberate cartoon style. if you put more detail in the textures and lighting it will look just like any other game which just wouldn't look like crackdown. Sunset overdrive is another example which looks very similar and I can't remember all the fuss about that looking like a 360 game. The only problem is that this game has been through development hell for 5 years and some people were expecting the last of us 2 for some reason. They also made a massive mistake showing off pre alpha destruction 3 years ago. The game looks fine to me and most importantly fun it just a shame it didn't release 2 years ago. Looking forward to playing on gamepass this friday
No, people expected a stronger game than this. It's been years and this is all they can show for their hard work?
Peoples standards have conveniently gone down. . . From getting pissed at puddles to being fine with this. . . .convenient
No. The games textures and AA are really poor. Low-resolution textures. No AA. A lot of modern effects missing no matter the style. It's a massive downgrade from the 2014 demo. This is actually worse than Watch Dogs in terms of downgrades. Cel-shading is fine as Okami & Wind Waker still look great. This game just aside from even the technical aspect. It looks flat. In fact, it reminds me a lot of Radical Heights Boss Key released before they closed and they made that in a couple months. It looks bland,flat and unfinished and this is the best the could do in half a decade?
"It's a massive downgrade from the 2014 demo." In terms of the graphics themselves? Not at all true.
agree the destruction is nowhere near as impressive as the 2015 demo but graphically it looks better now. Like I said this looks very similar to sunset overdrive, are you saying sunset overdrive looks garbage? The people who complained about the puddles in spiderman are pathetic please don't insinuate I'm one of them. Just out of curiosity what exactly do you want from crackdown 3 apart from better destruction in multiplayer and textures in campaign?
The biggest misconception is that there is an article saying a game “looks” like current gen. If the game plays as a last gen game... then putting makeup on it does not make it a current gen game. Then add on to the fact that the cloud is suppose to boost the game to next gen with 12x the power🤥
It does indeed.
Doesnt look any better than GTAV and a lot more empty...
Game looks like a lot of fun. I like the art style of this game.
A proper current generation game released on 2013
No, it doesn't. Stop making excuses for this game, there are several other cel shaded games from this gen and last gen that look better than crackdown 3, so the whole "IT ONLY LOOKS BAD BECAUSE YOU GUYS HATE CEL SHADED GRAPHICS!" argument isn't gonna fly. Ni no kuni, Valkyria Chronicles, White Knight Chronicles, hell, The Legend of Zelda : Wind Waker, just to name a few look better than this. This is just a bad looking cel shaded game, period. EDIT : Also wanna add Sea of Thieves to the list of games that look way better than this thing. just for good measure.
I love cell shaded graphics myself. I'm not keen on the sharpness of this cell shading. It can work in some instances...like Oni from back in the day looked great with this kind of sharp detail, but other times, I prefer the softer look. I find upping the resolution for a rendered cell shaded game somehow takes away some of its appeal, because it makes it feel like they didn't put enough effort into the lighting. It looks closer to default lighting settings in a lot of game engines before custom shaders are applied, and that never really appealed to me. Sharpness sometimes takes away from how good a game looks too. I found the remaster of Valkyria Chronicles to look a bit wrong with it's cleaner lines, but it did get rid of the jaggies from the original. Personal preference I suppose, but I have had people accuse me of not liking cell shaded games, and have been asked to name some that look better as if this was some pinnacle of great cell shading, and I named a few on your list, along with plenty of others which I feel do it better.
That's just a matter of artistic preference, not technical attributes.
I hope for this games sake the SP is better than the MP as I did not care for the wrecking zone so far.
I just want to play as Terry crews blowing the city to pieces. Even if the story is more of the same according to early previews Also does anyone know if gamepass will let me play this on PC?
You cant blow the city to pieces, destruction is only in multiplayer
Oh sweet baby jesus - how long will that buzz last? 2 hrs maybe 3? Celebrity endorsements on this level screams desperation. He joined the project 2/3rds into development, ms panicked and needed a popular everyman - someone liked by everyone. Larry the cable guy will be paid DLC /s
Gamepass will let you play on PC! I was playing the Wrecking Zone beta and already have the game preloaded :) Multiplayer was super fun. Ignore everybody roasting it lmao theyre obviously not interested in it anyway. im not sure why everybody has to be so negative. Its free and i was having fun with it in the 2 hour beta. Its not GOTY or anything but it'll be a fun play though and fun to screw around in wrecking zone. Not even mad that it took them this long. Anyway heres how you preload: Preloading the game on PC is a bit weird, but you go: >Click Downloads and Updates in the top right corner >Click XBox Game Pass on the left >Find Crackdown 3: Campaign and Crackdown 3: Multiplayer >Click download
Awesome thank you :)