A new Crackdown had been rumoured ever since one of its distinctive agility orbs was spotted on-stage at the Xbox One console reveal in May last year. It wasn't until just a few weeks ago that Microsoft confirmed the news with a CG taster trailer at its E3 media briefing - in which three agents co-ordinated their attacks to apprehend a Los Muertos kingpin.
This display of collaboration wasn't just for show, Microsoft has confirmed. "Crackdown was on of the first drop-in, drop-out co-op games, but we're going more towards 'there's just the game,'" the publisher's creative director Ken Lobb told OXM at E3. "You're playing the game, it's single, it's co-op, it's a mash-up," he continued. "Choose at will in the game, instead of hiding behind menus and loads and lobbies. Just make the gameplay as if it's one big thing."
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