Crackdown 3: Wrecking Zone multiplayer will not support lobbying with friends at launch

Crackdown 3: Wrecking Zone multiplayer will not support lobbying with friends at launch

Digit NewsDesk   Feb 12, 2019


  • Crackdown 3’s multiplayer mode called Wrecking Zone will not support lobbying with friends at launch
  • The feature will come post the games launch
  • Crackdown 3 releases for the PC and Xbox One on February 15 for Rs 3,999

Crackdown 3 is just around the corner and if you were looking forward to raising havoc in the games multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone with friends, then there is some bad news for you. The game will not support lobbying with friends at launch. The official Crackdown twitter account reads, “Agents, we know you’re eager to play #WreckingZone with friends and we’ll be adding Xbox Live party functionality in an upcoming title update along with other post-launch content. Thank you for your patience and please stay tuned here for more info soon!”

It is disappointing to see a feature we take for granted in a multiplayer game missing from one of Microsoft's most anticipated games at launch. Crackdown 3 has been in development for nearly half a decade and the highlight of the game is its 5v5 multiplayer called Wrecking Zone. Microsoft is touting cloud computing as a highlight of the destructible elements in the games multiplayer. Creative Director of Microsoft Studios, Joseph Staten told digit, “For Wrecking Zone, we’re offloading all of the compute power that’s needed to calculate physics into the cloud—and we’re calculating those physics with the effective power of 12 Xbox Ones. While this lets us deliver fully destructible multiplayer arenas, it also meant we had to rethink some fundamental multiplayer design principles.” You can read the complete interview here. Crackdown 3 fans have taken to Reddit to express their dissatisfaction and you can check out what the community thinks here

Crackdown 3 will launch this friday February 15 for the Xbox One at Rs 3,999. The game will also be available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers from launch day. The game is also a part of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere initiative which means that you can purchase the game on your Xbox and play it on your PC and vice versa. 

There are a large number of games releasing in February and if you are one contemplating which game to purchase, then you can check out our list of games releasing in February here.  

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