Crackdown 3 Developer: Technically, There Is No Limit For Server-Based Multiplayer

‘It’s fully dynamic, there is no limit.’

Posted By | On 14th, Aug. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Crackdown 3 is perhaps the first compelling case that we have seen made for the usage of cloud technology in video games. Its demonstration at Gamescom earlier this month was impressive and raised a lot of eyebrows, although questions regarding the cloud-powered system that makes city-wide destruction possible were plenty.

“It’s fully dynamic,” series creator Davis Jones said of the server-based multiplayer element to GameReactor. “I mean basically, technically, there is no limit. So it’s a fully dynamic system, we will design… there is obviously is a cost issue, so for us as game designers there always is.

“For us it’s about ‘how many do we need to provide the experience that we want?’ And that’s really what we’re focussing on. The great thing is we know we have a system that can dynamically handle whatever we want to do creatively.”

That said, he also stated that he is cognizant that download speeds of individual players could turn out to be throttling bottlenecks that impact the experience negatively. He said that the team is looking into circumventing this issue.

“We fully realize, you know, we’re optimizing for that, we realize that people have a certain download speed, and that we have to be within those kinds of boundaries. So we fully understand all of that and we’re definitely working to that,” Jones reassured.

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  • sgt_hammertime

    Crackdown 3 I’m going all in on release day. It has shown the cloud is a viable option for gaming and augmenting processing needs.
    One small step for gamers, one giant leap for gaming.

    • Michael Norris

      Eh not sold on it yet,if it turns out to be a awesome thing then great job MS.I am going to buy an Xone within the next 6 months or so…maybe this holiday and no i am a total PlayStation fanboy.

    • Mark

      Good for u Mike. There’s no game you’re gonna miss. But to be honest, you’ll have too many dam triple A’s on ur hands. No way you’ll beat even half of them..

  • d0x360

    My 200 Mbps connection says bring it on

    • Mark

      Lol. Dam son share with tha needy!

    • d0x360

      Is share if you were near by

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