This is how you blow shit up in Crackdown 3

By Matt Martin
21 March 2016 11:49 GMT

Check out these explosive “science experiments”.

The team making Crackdown 3 is taking its explosions seriously. In the latest blog they reveal just how seriously.

“We start by looking at explosions as science experiments, cause and effect on clear display. No matter if it’s born from a rocket, a grenade, a limpet mine, or a breaching charge, something detonates and damage spreads — and in the world of Crackdown, that’s when opportunities arise,” says Dave Mongan, senior narrative designer at Microsoft Studios.

“Sometimes it starts with a devastating shockwave that explodes out and shatters the glass face of a nearby skyscraper — revealing the enemy that’s hiding inside, just waiting for your long-range kill-shot.

“Some explosions spark and catch fire, sending opponents rushing from the blaze and right into your sights — or better yet, right into the path of the burning building as it crashes down from complete structural collapse.

“Sometimes it’s all about “impulse” and using a precisely-timed blast to send things flying: launching cars into the air (and keeping them suspended there with a bevy of rocket shots); knocking enemies through walls — or catapulting them across rooftops — or hurling them into explosive barrels that have been daisy-chained around the city and triggering a pyrotechnic chain reaction big enough for all to see.

You can see the results of their science experiments in the the accompanying gifs. Because that’s how we communicate in 2016.

And here’s a little bonus artwork of some of Crackdown 3’s explosive little packages.



Expect to here a lot more about Crackdown 3 this E3 in June.

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