Crackdown 3 devs are working on an unannounced Xbox project

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

Xbox Game Studios’ Repression was very successful when it was released on Xbox 360 in 2007. Unfortunately, the 2010s Repression 2 didn’t quite live up to its predecessor, and 2019’s Repression 3 is generally considered a disappointing game.

However, Repression 4 or something like that may not be entirely irrelevant. It looks like Xbox Games Studios is developing a new unannounced game and has brought back several old ones 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 for ReCorer and Repression 3 and had been working on the new project since 2017, according to his LinkedIn profile. Goddard was design director on Ryse son of Rome and Repression 3 and joined the project in 2019. Finally, McCrate was lead 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 they all worked on Repression 3 makes Repression 4 seem very likely. If not, it at least seems possible that Xbox Game Studios is developing something very similar to a Repression Game. Xbox fans might consider a new open-world action-adventure game, possibly incorporating Crackdown 3 destructible cityscape. However, gamers may not know for sure until Xbox Game Studios makes an official announcement, and there’s no way to tell how far away that might be.

the original Repression put players in the role of a cybernetically augmented agent tasked by the Secret Agency to restore order to a city overrun by criminal syndicates. Players could complete the objectives in any order and complete 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 through buildings. Repression also had minor RPG elements in the form of upgradable skills.

Repression 2 took place ten years later and featured much of the same gameplay. The game sees players protecting the city from a mutagenic plague released by a rogue Agency scientist. However, players can find Audio Log collectibles that reveal the Agency’s true secret role in the Crisis. Repression 3 as of 2019 introduced a new city and destructible environments, although some have criticized the game’s lack of other innovations.

Crackdown 3 The ending opened the door for a sequel, with the Agency still operating in the shadows to further its nefarious agenda. However, Repression 3 saw a disappointing launch, and Xbox Game Studios hasn’t said anything about a potential sequel. Still, Simon, McCrate, and Goddard are working on something, so Repression 4 can still become a reality.

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Source: Tech 4 Gamers

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