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Crackdown 3’s Cloud-Powered Destruction is Only Available in Multiplayer

by Kyle Hanson on August 6, 2015

Crackdown 3 Destructible Environments

Crackdown 3 certainly wowed gamers with its Gamescom presentation on Tuesday. Promising bigger, better, and more detailed destruction than any game before, the game utilizes Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure to create an experience like no other. Unfortunately, due to using that internet-based power, that experience is only available in limited areas.

According to quotes retrieved by VideoGamer.com News Editor David Scammell, Crackdown 3’s single player campaign won’t feature the huge 100% destruction that we have seen so far. Based on what has been said so far, Crackdown 3’s single player campaign can be played entirely offline, which limits the cloud-based destruction to online-only modes.

This means that you’ll only experience the 100% destructible environments while playing through the online multiplayer portion of the game. “Campaign is fully playable offline, up to 4-players when you’re online in co-op,” said Crackdown 3 developer Dave Jones. “Then multiplayer is a whole new experience.”

“We do not use that [cloud processing] in the campaign game. We wanted to create a very different experience for multiplayer. We wanted players to have the campaign game they always loved, and if they want to play it offline then they absolutely should be able to.”

Of course, the game also features online co-op play, but this will apparently use the same map as the single player, keeping the destructible environments out. “Obviously they have to go online for co-op but that’s still the same campaign game.” Finally the confirmation came that “The 100% destructible environments is limited to multiplayer.”

Crackdown 3 will be released for Xbox One in 2016.

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