Crackdown coming to Xbox One from Cloudgine

A new Xbox One-exclusive was revealed at this year's Microsoft E3 Media Briefing and it's the return of an old favorite. That's right, Crackdown is back, bringing crime-busting action to a new neon city and it will feature full co-op action. It's coming from Platinum Games and that means it's filled with insane, manic action.

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Update: The original post indicated that Crackdown was being developed by Platinum Games. This is not the case, as it is being developed by Cloudgine. Shacknews regrets this error and has updated the post.

A new Xbox One-exclusive was revealed at this year's Microsoft E3 Media Briefing and it's the return of an old favorite. That's right, Crackdown is back, bringing crime-busting action to a new neon city and it will feature full co-op action. It's coming from Cloudgine, comprised of former Crackdown developers, meaning more of the manic action of the original.

The trailer revealed a borderline Rube Goldberg-ian chain of events that led to an exploding tanker truck getting set off by a sniper rifle, sending it flying into a skyscraper and completely toppling it. Yes, it's Crackdown, folks.

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    June 9, 2014 11:01 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Crackdown coming to Xbox One from Platinum Games.

    A new Xbox One-exclusive was revealed at this year's Microsoft E3 Media Briefing and it's the return of an old favorite. That's right, Crackdown is back, bringing crime-busting action to a new neon city and it will feature full co-op action. It's coming from Platinum Games and that means it's filled with insane, manic action.

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      June 9, 2014 11:03 AM

      remake? reboot?

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        June 9, 2014 11:11 AM

        They are calling it just "Crackdown" but the voice over at the end said something like "We're Back!" so bit of both?

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        June 9, 2014 12:40 PM

        It looks like new Crackdown in the same universe so I don't see a reason to think it's either.

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      June 9, 2014 11:10 AM

      crackdown? by platinum?! holy shit, sign me the fuck up!!!

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      June 9, 2014 11:17 AM

      Is this the team that did the original?

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      June 9, 2014 11:18 AM

      Where are you getting that it is developed by Platinum games?

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        June 9, 2014 11:22 AM

        Curious about this myself.

        I only saw them present Scalebound

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        June 9, 2014 11:27 AM

        I heard Phil Spencer say "Crackdown and Platinum" after he took the stage again. I'm double-checking right now.

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          June 9, 2014 11:29 AM

          Yeah, he said that, but that's not what he meant. So the post has been corrected.

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        June 9, 2014 11:29 AM

        Yup. I heard Phil Spencer say "Crackdown and Platinum," so that's where my head went.

        The post has been corrected.

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      June 9, 2014 11:28 AM

      Oh fuck please do not be exclusive to Xbox One. God damn please no. I love me some Crackdown.

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      June 9, 2014 11:29 AM

      Crackdown 2 was shitty. I hope it's not like that.

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        June 9, 2014 11:30 AM

        Cloudgine are ex-Crackdown devs, so it should be more like the original.

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      June 9, 2014 11:30 AM

      crackdown was one of the most generic boring open world games i've ever played... but then again i thought the same for GTA 5. maybe i just don't like open world sandbox gta style games

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        June 9, 2014 11:44 AM

        Jesus fuck you're broken! Crackdown was fucking brilliant. Powering up to become stronger faster, and awesome driving. Also GTAV is incredible, so yeah, you're off your nuts.

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        June 9, 2014 12:13 PM

        Crackdown was frickin' awesome!

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        June 9, 2014 12:16 PM

        kill yourself

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          June 9, 2014 12:34 PM

          can we discuss our wide range in gaming tastes without responding with exhortations to suicide?

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            June 10, 2014 5:13 AM

            I dunno... sounds like a big ask.... maybe kill yourself and we'll see what we can do.

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        June 9, 2014 12:17 PM

        I thought that my opinion of you couldn't possibly be any less. You just proved me wrong, congrats.

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        June 9, 2014 12:31 PM

        Yeah, I think you're right that open world games just aren't for you

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        June 9, 2014 12:31 PM

        but, you could see my house from there :(

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        June 9, 2014 12:33 PM

        Dude....

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        June 9, 2014 12:34 PM

        pretty much what should be expected here

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        June 9, 2014 12:39 PM

        Crackdown was fun, but the whole open world super powers thing has been done to death since. So it's hard to get excited without seeing a bit more.

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        June 9, 2014 12:39 PM

        You need to get your head out of your ass agent.

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        June 9, 2014 12:44 PM

        C-Down 1 was awesome, C-Down 2 and the super boots took away the fun of super jumping and other super moves.

        GTA... meh.

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        June 9, 2014 1:46 PM

        It got very repetitive and aimless fast. Kinda fun for a while though. If they have fuck loads of destruction in this one it could be fun for a time.

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        June 9, 2014 2:01 PM

        Wtf

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        June 9, 2014 6:16 PM

        just like your troll posts

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      June 9, 2014 11:41 AM

      I believe it is pronounced Cloudgina

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      June 9, 2014 11:48 AM

      And there it is. PREORDERORDERED

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      June 9, 2014 12:32 PM

      Skills for kills, agents.

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      June 9, 2014 3:49 PM

      We'll I guess I have to get an xbone now!

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      June 9, 2014 5:31 PM

      oh

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      June 9, 2014 6:15 PM

      Next-gen agility orbgasm...

      yisssssssss