Crossfire is a popular multiplayer shooter in Asia and the Middle East primarily. This isn’t to be confused with the PC component Crossfire. Anyways, yesterday, an addition to the game called Crossfire X was announced, followed by a tweet that confirmed the Crossfire X campaign is being developed by Remedy Entertainment.
Here’s the confirmation from the official Remedy Entertainment Twitter:
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) June 9, 2019
If you’re unfamiliar with Remedy Entertainment, they also developed Max Payne and Alan Wake. Both these games are very notable for their story. Judging by that portfolio, the Crossfire X campaign is in good hands with Remedy Entertainment.
What the E3 trailer failed to confirm for us is whether Crossfire X is a standalone game as a sequel or some sort of attachment to the already existing Crossfire. Perhaps even a repackaging of the game?
It’s hard to tell since we haven’t seen any Crossfire X gameplay as of yet. The Crossfire X trailer shown at E3 was a cinematic one with no gameplay footage whatsoever.
Crossfire, as we all know, is developed by Smilegate Entertainment who are now collaborating with Remedy Entertainment to add a coherent story to their shooter. This is similar to what Titanfall 2 did by adding a very good campaign, filling the void of a single-player experience that was originally missing in Titanfall 1.
Crossfire gameplay can be compared to Counter-Strike in terms of objective-based gameplay. There’s no doubt Crossfire X gameplay will follow the same formula. Perhaps the campaign will be more reminiscent of Half-Life which had the same engine as CS.
A lot of players have taken to assuming Crossfire X to just be the next gen port for Crossfire rather than a sequel. Crossfire has been a PC game for the longest time and the E3 trailer may just have been to confirm the Crossfire X migration to the Xbox One. It’s unconfirmed if the game is exclusive.