You’re already seen Crackdown Xbox One gameplay, you just didn’t know it

Friday, 13th June 2014 09:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Crackdown Xbox One was revealed during Microsoft’s E3 2014 conference this week, but it’s not actually the first time the project has been shown in public. Chances are you’ve seen it running already.


If you missed Microsoft’s Crackdown Xbox One reveal trailer, you can watch it through the link. A lot of stuff explodes, so if you’re tired or hungover this morning you may want to turn the volume down a notch. I say this because I care.

Back in April, YouTuber Arekkz Gaming brought our attention to this Microsoft cloud presentation at the company’s Build conference in San Francisco. The speakers explained how destruction elements in games can play hell on frame-rate and processing, but that with cloud processing handling some of the load, intensive processes like these can run much smoother

Have a look:

The game you’e seeing there is Crackdown Xbox One, as confirmed by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer:

The game’s out in 2015, so it’s clear there’s a lot of work to be done, although the clip above gives an interesting glimpse at what could be some seriously wild destruction.

What do you think?

Via DualShockers.



  1. Dave Cook

    KABOOM etc. I’m looking forward to spending 100+ hours searching for Agility Orbs before doing a single mission.

    #1 4 months ago
  2. Joe Musashi

    Looks like The Cloud is coming back after all.

    Dave, did you play Saints Row IV? It had a similar gameplay mechanic to harvesting those orbs. Just as compelling if you need a quick fix.


    #2 4 months ago
  3. wamp

    @1 yeah the orbs ware sure a thing :)

    #3 4 months ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @Joe Musashi Yeah man loved it. Sunk stupid time into that game :D

    #4 4 months ago
  5. Joe Musashi

    ♪ ♫ ♪ WHAT IS LOVE? ♪ ♫


    #5 4 months ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @Joe Musashi That radio station. For the whole game.

    #6 4 months ago
  7. aseddon130

    The only game to do proper destruction like this would be red faction guerrilla and I’m dying to see if anybody gives it a go this generation, being able to flatten buildings and make them crumble and not be scripted, would be absolutely amazing

    #7 4 months ago
  8. Reddpayn

    No need for a pc when you can have a console and superb cloud tech :)

    #8 4 months ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @aseddon130 Loved the big sledgehammer in that game.

    #9 4 months ago
  10. JPickford

    That isn’t gameplay.

    #10 4 months ago
  11. RefuseBunny

    Oh, so does this mean that Crackdown will be online only?

    #11 4 months ago
  12. briggstown

    Microsoft has done a piss poor job of marketing their console (in particular the cloud) and what it can do. A lot of other games could have taken advantage of this had they known it was available to them.

    #12 4 months ago
  13. SpacemanSpliffz

    Wow Crackdown was mediocre at best, Crackdown 2 was total shite, and the character models for this one look atrocious. Fuck this game

    #13 4 months ago
  14. Panthro


    You know why they have had a troubled time marketing it? Because it don’t work.

    #14 4 months ago
  15. bradk825

    Very excited to play this. Can’t wait. @1 Yeah, I do that too, lol. I end up having a pretty easy time with the missions after building my skills way up before doing a single one. Same deal with Watch Dogs. I am only half way through the campaign and I’ve got Aiden nearly maxed out on skills.

    #15 4 months ago

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