Crackdown 3 is shaping up to be a game with a real bang, but also substance.

Time after time, Microsoft is trying to convince everyone that the third installment in its Crackdown series is going to be the bomb. Hiring Terry Crews, who will be commander Jackson in the game, is a case in point as his larger than life personality fits exactly that, a bombastic and explosive game.

But Crackdown 3 promises to be more than just a crazy but lazy shot’em’up. Jon Goff who has helped ped other Microsoft games like Halo, and did some write-ups on Destiny took the helm for this title.

I wanted to be a comic book artist when I was a kid. That was my dream. Then somewhere around in high school, I decided I’d rather be a writer rather than an artist because I could tell more stories with words more quickly than I could with art, which takes a lot of time to finish a piece then be proud enough of it to show it off to the world.

With Crackdown, I wouldn’t say it’s like working on comics and games like Destiny and stuff I’ve done with Halo, because I’ve done a lot of [work] with heroes and building the world through the hero’s eyes. The fun thing we’re getting to do with Crackdown here, though we still have the hero and the agents … I’m getting to spend a lot of time with the villains. We’re building this cadre of villains that are enemies you love to hate.

Crackdown 3 is currently in development and should be released this yer for PC and Xbox One.