Crackdown 3 certainly made a good impression at Gamescom last week as we were shown some very impressive trailers that showcased the game’s fully destructible world, which is made possible using the cloud.
Using the cloud to create this level of mayhem left some fans wondering if there might be restrictions, and it seems there is. The citywide destruction you witnessed in the trailers will only be available in the multiplayer.
In an interview with IGN, Crackdown 3 Director David Jones said: “Yes, [destruction is] exclusive to the multiplayer mode. You have to be online for multiplayer, and at that point we can connect to the cloud and really expand the experience.”
Not only can you not destroy buildings in the single-player campaign because you won’t be connected to the cloud, it would also go against the main story of Crackdown 3.
“No, you can’t [destroy buildings in single-player], and in some respects that goes against the grain of what Crackdown is,” Jones said. “You’re meant to be saving the city, so we really wanted to create a new multiplayer experience that bent that.”
It’s a shame that the single player part of Crackdown 3 won’t feature destruction, but at the same it kind of makes sense. The game would easily be broken if you could simply flatten the entire city as soon as you begin.
Crackdown 3 is due to be released in the Summer of 2016.