“I think I’m OK to tell you that. I probably shouldn’t say any more.”
Crackdown 3‘s new trailer definitely included Terry Crews, but it wasn’t entirely clear if he would be in the game. Thankfully, he officially is, and he will be a playable character in some form.
Speaking to IGN, design director Garett Wilson said, “He’s a playable character. I think I’m OK to tell you that. I probably shouldn’t say any more. He definitely is a playable character, and he’s a character in the narrative, so he’s in the opening cutscene and things like that.”
It’s unclear whether Crews’ character, Commander Jaxon will be playable in the campaign (he did not appear to be pickable in the E3 campaign hands-on), or would be playable in the game’s multiplayer modes. Wilson did confirm that both the actor’s voice and likeness would be used.
Wilson also explained the unusual way Crews got involved in the project:
“That was crazy. We got this call from marketing, and they were like, ‘Terry Crews wants to be in the game.’ We were like, ‘that’d work. That’d absolutely work.’ He’s a real-life Agent.”
Crews isn’t shy about his love for video games, or his wishes to be appear in them. Most notably, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor has been vocal about his desire to play potential Overwatch hero, Doomfist.
Crackdown 3 is one of many games confirmed for release during Microsoft’s E3 press briefing – you can read what we think of its demo in our hands-on preview.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and he’d like to be called Jaxon now. Follow him on Twitter.
Source: IGN Video Games