Crossout is the post-apocalyptic MMO action game in which you can craft unique battle machines from dozens of interchangeable parts, ride them directly into combat and destroy your enemies in epic PvP battles — today the game is available as free-to-play title on the Xbox Store.
Crossout has been in development for the last three years, and the studio is very familiar with vehicular combat genre, with 5 games of this kind under its belt. One of the things that attracts people in post-apocalyptic car combat is the slap-dash look of the vehicles, with spikes, pipes and rusted plates slapped together to make them look more cool or menacing. That got us thinking, “Hey, why don’t we really allow the players to craft their cars any way they want from a bunch of parts, so this handmade look will be natural?” And thus one of the main features of the game was born.
You have dozens upon dozens of parts: wheels, tank threads, frames, and all kinds of weapons. There are countless possible combinations and our players never cease to surprise us with their mad creations. Thanks to Exhibition mode, everyone can share their crazy designs with other players. This creativity really showed up during our closed beta when we saw everything: tanks, school buses, helicopters, rockets, ’56 Cadillacs, giant robots, mecha-scorpions and many other contraptions. Some of them can’t even ride or fight, but that’s beside the point!
It’s interesting to see different trends in vehicle design to appear and evolve over time. One week someone creates an unstoppable configuration and everyone starts copying it, but very quickly other players invent countermeasures and the arms race goes on.
In addition to the whole new military-themed faction, Crossout everyone brings a bunch of new and dangerous toys: guided missiles, auto-aim turrets, devastating mortars, and wheeled drones which you can unleash to harass the enemy. We’re sure to see some implementations of new tech we couldn’t even think of. If you ever spent time as a kid with construction set toys — especially the steel ones with gears, nuts, and bolts — Crossout will bring out your creative inner child.
And then you will gleefully break other’s toys in multiplayer. Thanks to advanced damage models, each part of enemy vehicles can be destroyed. You can disable the guns and leave them defenseless or go for the wheels and make them wiggle around with just one tire left. Melee weapons such as buzz saws or power drills are especially brutal – ramming the other player and devouring him chunk by chunk is priceless. Especially combined with cloak generator, which turns you invisible for a short time and allows to ambush the enemies.
The pinnacle of destructive power are the Leviathans – multi-ton steel monsters available for building when your level is high enough. They allow more parts and weapons in construction, and defeating one requires a concentrated effort of several players. Funny part is, you don’t control your Leviathan — you just send it to battle other people and get rewards if it emerges victorious.
The possibilities are endless and we can’t wait to see what kind of designs the Xbox One community will come up with. Celebrating the launch, we offer the free Xbox Gold pack in the store for all players containing a deadly nimble buggy called “Snappy” with dual-machine guns. See you in the wastelands!