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PS5 : CrossfireX, the Xbox console exclusive tactical shooter, delayed to 2021

Sony Playstation 5 :

Smilegate entertainment has delayed CrossfireX, the multiplayer tactical shooter exclusive to X consolesbox Series X / S and Xbox One, until 2021; the title will also have a campaign mode developed by Remedy Entertainment, the creators of Control and Alan Wake. The delay, they say, is due to the problems caused by COVID-19.

“After much deliberation, and considering the challenges facing the development team From Smilegate due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the launch of CrossfireX until 2021, “they say in a statement posted on their website (via Gematsu).” Postponing our launch will allow us deliver the Crossfire experience on console that our team set out for create. We will have much more to share in the future. “

A phenomenon in China

The original Crossfire, released in 2007 for PC, is one of the most popular multiplayer shooter success in china, where it is distributed by the tech giant Tencent. This console installment is tasked with exporting the Asian phenomenon to western homes with its release on Xbox consoles. For this they will have the support of a campaign developed by the creators of Max Payne, Remedy.

To establish a comparison with other titles in the genre (the tactical shooter), Crossfire is more like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive than Rainbow Six: Siege, although it picks up things from both titles in its mechanics while adding distinctive touches in different game modes.

At Vandal we were able to test an open beta that took place on Xbox One this summer; at the time we said we had seen “some good ideas, but also poorly executed concepts, and more importantly, certain oversights in essential points in this genre. “Those problems were, on the one hand, sound (something very important in a tactical shooter) and gunplay. With this delay until 2021 one more of the jExclusive games that Xbox had in its catalog for this year.