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Crackdown 3 Uses Cloud Power to Deliver 100% Destructible Environments

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Microsoft used Gamescom 2015 to reveal Crackdown 3, releasing an awesome gameplay video and promising that the open-world game uses cloud power to deliver explosive action and 100 percent destructible environments.

The new video shows off some of Crackdown 3’s notable features, which includes an online multiplayer component with completely destructible environments, thanks to the 20 times more computational power of the Xbox One compared to the Xbox 360 and Microsoft cloud.

Have a taste of what’s in store for you…

This is not the first time that a developer has “harnessed the power of the cloud” for a game. Titanfall and Forza Motorsports have been advertised as such and are both quite impressive in their own right. That said, we have a lot to look forward to with the latest Crackdown.

A release date has not been released for Crackdown 3, although the trailer states that “multiplayer begins summer 2016.” What do you think about the game so far?

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Is this the Last Console Generation?

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Head of Xbox Game Marketing Aaron Greenberg made a statment during Gamescom 2016 that made a lot of gamers believe this might be the last console generation.

In an interview with Engadget, the executive spoke candidly about Project Scorpio, the ultra-powerful Xbox One that’s been the subject of confused marketing message, providing a tadbit more clarity on Microsoft’s current philosophy — just a tadbit.

He stated:

“For us, we think the future is without console generations. We think that the ability to build a library, a community, to be able to iterate with the hardware — we’re making a pretty big bet on that with Project Scorpio.

“We’re basically saying, ‘This isn’t a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.’ We think of this as a family of devices.”

The Scorpio should not be confused with the Xbox One S, which is for intent and purposes a smaller, repackaged version of the original Xbox One that allows for 4K output. It’s a notably more powerful gaming machine that rivals the latest gaming PCs — probably the most powerful ever made.

What do you make of Greenberg’s statement? Will you be OK if the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were the last console generation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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You Control the Dragon in Scalebound

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There have been many gameplay videos of Scalebound, yet an absolute answer to one question has eluded us until now: will players be able to control the main character’s dragon?

The answer is “yes”, with Scalebound’s creative producer Jean Pierre Kellams revealing to Xbox Wire during Gamescom 2016 that protagonist Drew’s ‘Dragon Link’ ability allows gamers to directly take control of his dragon, Thuban.

In an interview with the Xbox enthusiast outlet, Kellams stated:

“Using a button press, you’ll be able to switch in and out of the mode to exploit enemy weaknesses and create openings for Drew.”

Thuban is very powerful; however, switching to him leaves Drew completely vulnerable. This requires you to be strategic in how you use both characters.

Xbox Wire’s article also provides some details on Scalebound’s RPG elements, notably how players can ‘morph’ together different dragon styles to customise Thuban to your liking. Does this all sound exciting?

Scalebound releases in 2017.

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The Elder Scrolls 6 Won’t be Announced for ‘Very Long Time’

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Even with their development of Fallout 4 all but wrapped up, Bethesda won’t be announcing The Elder Scrolls 6 (successor to Skyrim) for a “very long time.”

In an interview with DualShockers, Bethesda’s VP of Marketing, Pete Hines, revealed that it is in fact because of the long and intensive development cycle of Fallout 4 that little work has been done on The Elder Scrolls 6.

He specifically stated that it will be a “very long time” until Bethesda even speaks about what they’ll be working on after Fallout 4.

The company will still be busy with Fallout 4 for months, if not years, after it launches, ironing out bugs and cracking out new DLC expansions. Only when all of that is done will there be a possible announcement for Elder Scrolls 6.

It doesn’t help that Bethesda always focuses on one game at time. The price we pay for top notch quality…

Fallout 4 releases for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 10th.

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