Crackdown 3 Shows The Power of The Cloud is Real, New GDC Slides

Crackdown 3 when it was announced by Microsoft was supposed to be the crown jewel that showcases the power of the cloud. The phrase has become a meme of sorts now because hardly any game uses it and Microsoft used to brag about it a lot when the Xbox One was revealed.

During GDC it was revealed that the cloud does benefit Crackdown 3 a lot and gamers will be surprised to know how much it makes the game better. The destruction is said to be off the scale compared to playing the game offline with no connection to Microsoft Azure servers.

We have a GDC slide showing the game running on an Azure cluster vs running on a local machine. By game we mean physics. The difference is staggering as shown in the image below.

The destruction is said to go beyond what a single machine can handle so it must be a truly great experience to play this connected to the cloud.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


  1. dead fanboy

    March 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I only hear crickets on the ponie army. Never bet against science and technology.

    • Living While Alive

      March 4, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      Aka a mucho multi-billion dollar, quarterly and worldwide leading software manufacturer!!!

      Aka over $100+ Billion dollars in cash with no debit!!!

      Aka Bill Gates richest man in the world since the 90s!!!


      In the red, low quarterly earnings, with multiple business in the portfolio but only ONE barely profitable??

    • Mr Xrat

      March 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      That’s because no one cares, Xgimp.

  2. Mr Xrat

    March 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Years later and still unimpressive.

  3. dead fanboy

    March 5, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Salty ponies are panicking.

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