Crackdown 3 booted back to 2018

Matt Sayer 17 August 2017 NEWS

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Fans of Terry Crews are sure to be disappointed.

If you've been eagerly waiting to get your hands on Crackdown 3 since its announcement way back in 2014, we're sorry to inform you that you're going to have to hold out a little longer. Just today, Microsoft has revealed that it's pushing back the open-world action game from its original 7 November release date to autumn 2018.

In an interview with Polygon, the general manager of Microsoft Studios Publishing Shannon Loftis stated that the delay is necessary to ensure that the trio of development studios, Reagent Games, Sumo Digital and Cloudgine, have enough time to deliver the "right experience".

"The team has been working extremely hard to deliver a great experience for fans and this extra time will help us do just that," said Loftis. "Among other items, we are taking the extra time to focus on the visual polish so gamers can feel completely immersed in a living world."

While we're glad to hear that Microsoft is giving Crackdown 3 the time it needs to improve from its humdrum E3 showing, this is disappointing news for fans who've stuck out the four long years and the many delays the game has already received. It also leaves Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One X console short one of its most-anticipated titles. Even worse, Agents of Mayhem, the game we hoped would blow Crackdown 3 out of the water, recently turned out to be a real let-down.

We hope to see Crackdown 3 finally launch on Xbox One and PC sometime in autumn 2018.


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