Crackdown 3 Delayed Yet Again, Launching in 2019 According to Sources

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 3:57 PM
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UPDATE: Microsoft has confirmed that Crackdown 3 has been indeed been delayed, confirming the rumours we heard yesterday. Originally due to launch this summer, the Xbox exclusive has been pushed back all the way to February 2019.

In an official statement to fans, Microsoft said: “Our fans’ response to the signature antics and explosive gameplay of “Crackdown 3” has been incredible. To ensure we deliver the experience they deserve, “Crackdown 3” will be launching in Feb 2019. We look forward to sharing more on “Crackdown 3″ this Sunday during the Xbox E3 2018 briefing.”

To that end, we can expect to hear plenty more on Crackdown 3 and get a progress update during Microsoft's Xbox E3 2018 press conference this coming Sunday.

Original Story: 07-Jun-2018 - Crackdown 3 Delayed Yet Again, Launching in 2019 According to Sources

Numerous sources have confirmed that Crackdown 3 has been delayed yet again.

Sources close to Kotaku and Eurogamer have confirmed that Microsoft’s open-world superhero game has hit a bump in the road and now won’t be ready until at least 2019.

Provided this is true, the Crackdown 3 saga is getting a little embarrassing for Microsoft now. Originally announced all the back in 2014, it was due to launch in 2016 but was then delayed to November 2017. At that time it had an explicit November 7th launch alongside the Xbox One X, so it seemed for all the world like it was nearly ready. Just before launch, it was announced that Crackdown 3 had been delayed to Spring 2018, then Summer 2018, and now it’s all the way back to 2019 - a date five years after its announcement.

According to Eurogamer, a grand total of three development studios have had a hand in Crackdown 3. Sumo Digital has been working on the campaign, while Reagent Games and Ruffian Games, developers of the previous Crackdown games, are working on the competitive multiplayer in Crackdown 3.

With Crackdown 3 now shunted aside, it leaves Microsoft’s Xbox lineup for 2018 looking very threadbare indeed. Both State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves have disappointed in their own ways, and Crackdown 3 was the only other notable exclusive we know of. Sony can pretty much afford to sit back and relax, it’s got Microsoft beat with God of War alone. The pressure is on now to deliver one hell of a blockbuster E3 press conference for Microsoft. All eyes are now on Sunday.

Will Crackdown 3 even be onstage at E3? Does this game have disaster written all over it?

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16:02 Jun-08-2018

as much as i have been loyal to microsoft, they have really dropped their game in the last couple of years. they only got the xbox one x going for them at the moment

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16:47 Jun-10-2018

There's no point in having a powerful console if all microsoft is gonna do is bring all of their console exclusives to the more powerful pc platform.

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16:49 Jun-10-2018

So no, Microsoft doesn't even have the Xbox one X going for them, especially given how the few exclusives that are being played on there are flopping.

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06:04 Jun-08-2018

Numerous delays, broken promises and cancelled games! Welcome to Microsoft game studios...

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17:06 Jun-07-2018

when he said motherf*cker it sound very similarly to Samuel L jackson movie hitman bodyguard, but when he turned, he looked exactly like guy from old spice add :D

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14:59 Jun-07-2018

The xbox brand is in serious trouble, there is no reason whatsoever to buy that console. The Xbox one offers nothing I can't get on pc and ps4.

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13:32 Jun-07-2018

At this rate it's going to come out as a launch title for PC2

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13:21 Jun-07-2018

Literally no good games coming out the Xbox it's just a glorified Fisher price 4k bluray player lol

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10:53 Jun-07-2018

Oh no - and so MANY MANY people were waiting & hoping for this...

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10:45 Jun-07-2018

LOL

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11:09 Jun-07-2018

It is getting a bit like that isn't it lol. Doesn't even look good, just get it out and move on.

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10:30 Jun-07-2018

Sadly, this game has lost so much of its hype and the graphics look dated as well. They should probably take more time and redesign the whole thing.

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10:05 Jun-07-2018

xbox is still a thing? Sorry i totally forgot about it.

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11:55 Jun-07-2018

Dead platform. PC + PS4 ftw.

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