The sprawling, zombie-infested cityscape of Pacific City not providing you with enough mayhem, chaos, and action to satisfy your ravenous appetite for such things? Luckily for you, Ruffian Games feels your pain, and they are currently working at least two downloadable content packs for their recently released, and fairly received sequel Crackdown 2. They have indured some harsh critism about repetivness and how it was a safe sequel. With the announcement of the DLC, Ruffian promises a Completely new way to play.
Ruffian producer James Cope recently told MTV Multiplayer Blog that the first pack, entitled Toy Box, will reintroduce players to the Keys to the City debug mode that lets players spawn objects at will, and will also introduce new gadgets and vehicles. Looks like they are taking a little bit from Halo's Sandbox mode, which isn't a bad idea in a game like Crackdown at all.
Deluge, the other pack currently in the works, will, in Cope’s words, introduce “a completely new way to play the game,” as opposed to simply throwing in “some new map packs for the game you’ve already got.” Could the deluge refer to a literal flood of some kind? Or perhaps a way to direct massive amounts of infected around the map?
It sounds as though the DLC packs will, at least in part, address a lot of the Crackdown 1.5 criticisms the game has received. Not much more information was given about the DLC beside what you just read, so you will for now have to guess on what this can all mean. MTV points out aboutall the critism Crackdown 2 recieved, it would be a clear demonstration of what happens when developers aren’t given enough time to make the game they want to make. Luckily, DLC can fill in those gameplay gaps post-launch.