Crossfire X's story mode is being designed by the masters at Remedy.
Remedy, creator of Max Payne, Alan Wake and the upcoming Control will be lending its talents to Crossfire X publisher Smilegate. The Finnish team is currently working on the game's story campaign.
Remedy confirmed the news in a tweet following the game's reveal, though it sadly doesn't tell us more.
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) June 9, 2019
Crossfire X, in case you missed it, was unveiled last night at Microsoft's E3 presser with an action-packed, albeit nondescript CG trailer. Crossfire is a free-to-play shooter popular in Asia and the Middle East, but it hasn't been made clear whether Crossfire X is an entirely new game for the West, or a repacking of some sort.
Today's confirmation makes us believe it's the former.
This news is actually a couple of years-old. Remedy announced in 2016 that it's working on what it described as "Crossfire 2 story mode", so that's more than likely Crossfire X. This also indicates the game is considered a sequel, which is good news for fans worried it'll just be another free-to-play multiplayer shooter.
Crossfire X hits Xbox One in 2020.