Rumor Suggests Upcoming Xbox Exclusive ‘Contraband’ to Feature 8-Player Co-Op
A recent rumor from the Xbox Infinite podcast hints at the possibility of the upcoming Xbox console exclusive game, Contraband, offering support for 8-player co-op on Xbox Series X|S and PC. Developed by Avalanche Studios, Contraband is set to take players to a “smuggler’s paradise” in the 1970s, promising an engaging co-op experience.
In June 2021, Xbox Game Studios announced its collaboration with Avalanche Studios to create Contraband, positioning it as an Xbox exclusive and a day-one addition to Xbox Game Pass. While the reveal trailer showcased the game’s vehicle-focused open-world concept, specific details about gameplay and the narrative remained scarce. Industry reports have previously hinted at Contraband featuring heists, smuggling runs, and vehicular combat.
The latest rumor, shared by co-host Middleagegameguy (MAGG) on the Xbox Infinite podcast, aligns with previous reports and provides additional insights into Contraband’s potential features. MAGG suggests that the game draws inspiration from the Dukes of Hazzard TV show and Ubisoft’s Driver series, emphasizing vehicular combat as a key element. While details on other gameplay sequences and co-op functionality remain undisclosed, MAGG claims that Contraband is set to include an 8-player co-op feature.
According to MAGG, development of the 8-player co-op feature is transitioning from alpha to beta, indicating that it is still in the early stages. Development footage viewed by MAGG revealed incomplete in-game models for drivers. Although the co-host lacks information on Contraband’s release date, he anticipates that Xbox will unveil updates and announcements about the game in the near future, urging fans to stay tuned for major reveals.
While specifics about Contraband’s co-op functionality are subject to change during development, the latest podcast episode sheds light on the game’s potential and hints at an exciting co-op experience for players on Xbox consoles and PC.
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