Crackdown 3 Devs Working on Unannounced Xbox Project

Several former high-profile Crackdown 3 developers are working on an unannounced project for Xbox Games Studios, hinting at a possible Crackdown 4.

Xbox Game Studios’ Repression was quite successful when it was released for the Xbox 360 in 2007. Unfortunately, the 2010s repression 2 did not live up to its predecessor, and the 2019 repression 3 is generally regarded as a disappointing game.

Nonetheless, repression 4 or something like that might not be entirely off the cards. It looks like Xbox Games Studios is developing an unannounced new game and has brought back several repression 3 developers to work on it.


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According to Tech 4 Gamers, Xbox Games Studios veterans James Goddard, Mark Simon and Dave McCrate have been working together on an unannounced project for several years. Simon was Design Director at ReCore and repression 3 and had been working on the new project since 2017, according to his LinkedIn profile. Goddard was Design Director at Ryse: Son of Rome and repression 3 and joined the project in 2019. Ultimately, McCrate was Senior Producer on repression 3 and also joined the new project in 2019.

Xbox Game Studios has yet to reveal what Simon, McCrate, Goddard and their teams are developing. However, the fact that everyone works in repression 3 he does repression 4 seem very likely. If that’s not the case, at least it seems possible that Xbox Game Studios is developing something very similar to a Repression games. Xbox fans may be looking at a new open-world action-adventure game, possibly incorporating 3 of repression destructible urban landscape. However, gamers may not know for sure until Xbox Game Studios makes an official announcement, and there’s no way of knowing just how far off this could be.

The original Repression puts players in the role of a cybernetically augmented agent tasked by the secret agency with restoring order to a city overrun by criminal syndicates. Players can complete objectives in any order and perform tasks to facilitate their mission. The game was heavily influenced by superhero comics, and players could explore the city in vehicles or by climbing and jumping on buildings. Repression it also had minor RPG elements in the form of upgradeable skills.

repression 2 took place ten years later and brought much of the same gameplay. The game sees players protecting the city from a mutagenic plague unleashed by a rogue Agency scientist. However, players can find Audio Log collectibles revealing the Agency’s true secret role in causing the crisis. repression 3 as of 2019 it introduced a new city and destructible environments, although some criticized the game’s lack of other innovation.

3 of repression The ending opened the door for a sequel, with the Agency still acting in the shadows to advance their nefarious agenda. Nonetheless, repression 3 had a disappointing launch, and Xbox Game Studios hasn’t said anything about a possible sequel. Still, Simon, McCrate and Goddard are working on something, so repression 4 can still come true.

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Source: Tech 4 Gamers

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