Crackdown 3 could potentially be one very short game for players, according to the developer. Reagent Games revealed an interesting tidbit about the game after presenting a new Crackdown 3 gameplay trailer at E3 2017.
During a YouTube Live stream from E3 2017, Reagent Games explained that Crackdown 3 players can go right to the “kingpin” who is the main boss in the game. The upcoming game features an open-world and “the entire city’s available to you right from the beginning,” explained the developer. This includes the game’s Big Bad, and although tackling the main boss fight right away is “going to be hard,” the developer “fully expects” players to go for it anyway.
The developer also explains that Crackdown 3 features a “criminal hierarchy” as well as a lot of choice. “I can’t wait to see [players] stream it because the whole idea of this game is that our hierarchy is a living organism,” said Reagent Games. Moreover, “the way you attack that empire gives you a completely different experience because of where you fight those characters and the way they retaliate.”
Choice in Crackdown 3 will manifest in other ways too. The developer spoke of “kills for skills” as players can go from throwing rocks to throwing fuel tankers in just a matter of hours. With Crackdown 3 offering destructible environments too, Reagent Games can be believed when it says that everyone’s experience in playing the game will be totally different.
It also stands to reason that they game will be a big hit with the streaming and YouTube community. It seems that every game makes headlines for its ridiculous speedrunning records, from Prey being beaten in 20 minutes to a 100% speedrun of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild taking 50 hours (which is still fairly impressive.) All of the footage of Crackdown 3 players testing their mettle against the main boss and testing increasingly silly strategies to take them down without having improved their skills could well be another major selling point for the game.
Crackdown 3 already has Xbox One X support, promising to look fantastic in 4K, and it also launches the same day as the hotly anticipated new hardware too. But players being eager to pick up the game and test the limits of its choices could help it shift like hotcakes in winter.