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Crackdown 3 gets an explosive new trailer and a November 7th release date

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Microsoft’s big, weird bet on open-world destruction

Crackdown 3 went MIA following its last gameplay demo at Gamescom 2015. Naturally, its E3 2017 trailer is making up for lost time. The footage is dense with explosives, heavy weapons, and robots, all rendered in the series’s neon art style.

Terry Crews also makes a guest appearance. Because why not.

Announced at E3 2014, Crackdown 3 was supposed to use cloud computing to produce extravagant environmental destruction in the game’s open world city. The trailer, along with future gameplay demos, showed characters knocking down office complexes and skyscrapers. But Microsoft tweaked expectations in 2015, clarifying that the massive destruction would be limited to multiplayer play, and that single-player play, developed by Sumo Digital, wouldn’t feature the benefits of cloud computing.

Crackdown 3 is scheduled for release on Xbox One and Windows 10 on November 7.