Earlier at XO18 event in Mexico City, Microsoft shared a good number of details on its much awaited Crackdown 3 game. They also shared the multiplayer aspect of the game and the features that will come in it.
The Wrecking Zone multiplayer mode in Crackdown 3 features a two teams of 5 versus 5 agents fighting each other in ultimate combat arena. Two teams will fight for supremacy, players can smash through buildings and they can also blast through rubble.
The Wrecking Zone is a decent multiplayer concept. Fans of the community have asked developers if Crackdown 3 will feature a battle royale mode in future. These days, battle royale mode is new norm in first person shooter or third person shooter games.
In a recent interview with Windows Central, Jorg Neumann (Head of Production for Global Publishing at Microsoft) addressed the battle royale issue. He also stated that there are certain memory limitations that will not allow a large scale battle royale mode to feature in Crackdown 3. He further said:
We prototyped a bunch of modes. We have all kinds of dreams how this can take off. People were asking about Battle Royale, “why aren’t there 100 players?” There’s a reason we have five versus five, and the map sizes too. There’s so much stuff that you need to keep in memory, due to the destruction, that there are limits. Once you have a map that is a nice size and creates the pace of destruction the way we dreamed of it, having more players can be counter-productive, but we’re still experimenting, the tech will evolve too.
Fans of the Crackdown community must not forget that Crackdown 3 has been in works since a long time. Also, battle royale genre was not even introduced back then. This has impact on the memory consumption and game design in Crackdown 3, as its multiplayer mode was modeled in an old fashioned way.
Crackdown 3 is set to release February 15, 2019 exclusively on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows Store platform. The game has seen a lot of delays since past years and has taken a significant amount of time to release. If you want to pre-order the game, head towards official Microsoft Xbox Store.
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