Microsoft has confirmed that Crackdown 3 will ship without competitive multiplayer with friends at launch. The feature will arrive later after the game has released in the form of a patch.
Playing online with friends is a common thing these days and literally every game comes with some sort of a party system that allows players to invite their friends and play the game together. This is a necessary feature for any shooting game.
However, with all this said, Crackdown 3 will ship without this very basic feature. Earlier when Microsoft held the technical tests for Crackdown 3’s online mode Wrecking Zone, players found out that they were unable to invite friends.
Since it was a technical test, everyone speculated that the full game will ship with this basic feature but after Microsoft’s confirmation, it turns out that even the full game will not have competitive multiplayer with friends.
Eurogamer confirmed this from Microsoft and their response was
Players will soon be able to take full advantage of the Xbox platform’s Party features so they can experience the fully destructible environments in Crackdown 3 Wrecking Zone with friends. We are always looking for ways to improve our fans’ experience, and party functionality will be enabled with an upcoming title update along with our soon to be announced post-launch content.
Players who want to jump in Wrecking Zone with their friends will need to wait for the update until Microsoft releases it. Crackdown 3 is structured in two different parts. The singleplayer experience is different while the multiplayer experience is also different.
Players who want to jump in a specific mode can simply download that one required mode and play it. It is most likely that Microsoft will not take long to release this basic feature and it might be out until most of the players are done with the main campaign of the game.
Crackdown 3 is slated for release on Xbox One and Windows Store on February 15, 2019.
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