'Crackdown 3' Delayed To Spring 2018

Since its reveal at E3 in 2014, fans have been excited for Crackdown 3. At this year’s E3, Microsoft finally announced that the game would be available as a launch title for the Xbox One X, but fans will have to wait a little while longer still. Crackdown 3 has been delayed to spring 2018.

In an email interview with Polygon, Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis wrote that the delay would allow the development teams of Reagent Games, Sumo Digital, and Cloudgine to further polish the game’s three main modes: campaign, online co-op, and competitive multiplayer, a.k.a. the Wrecking Zone.

“We’re very excited about Crackdown 3, and so are many fans, and so it’s a difficult call to move the release date,” Loftis wrote. “However, we want to make sure to deliver the right game, with the right quality, and at the right time. Crackdown 3 is a hugely ambitious game and we want to ensure we deliver the right experiences all the way through every part of the game, whether that’s campaign, co-op multiplayer or our competitive multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone. Getting the balance right between the three modes is important, and we are going to take the extra development time to ensure that."

On Twitter, Loftis reiterated her point about Microsoft's high goals for the title. “It’s super ambitious and we want to make sure the game delivers,” she wrote. Xbox head Phil Spencer added his own remarks on Twitter last night. Even though he was disappointed in the delay, he believes that the extra time would put Crackdown 3 “to the level of quality the fans deserve.”

This isn’t the first time Crackdown 3’s release has been delayed. The multiplayer portion of the game was supposed to arrive last summer, but Reagent Games’ creative director Dave Jones wrote that doing so would bring down the "size, scope, and quality" of Crackdown 3.

Crackdown 3 puts you in the city of New Providence as an agent tasked with bringing down the corrupt criminal syndicate known as TerraNova, Incorporated. With a vast arsenal of weapons at your disposal, you can easily shoot your way through legions of foes while also destroying vehicles, small objects, and structures that stand in your path. The Wrecking Zone competitive multiplayer seems to be the main attraction. According to Microsoft, the online mode will feature a 100% destructible arena, which is powered by the company’s simply named Cloud service.

Despite the delay, we’re bound to hear more about the game as early as next week. Microsoft will be at the annual Gamescom event in Cologne, where we’ll hear more about the company’s other upcoming titles as well as the highly anticipated Xbox One X.

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NameCrackdown 3
TypeShooter, Open-world
DeveloperReagent Games, Sumo Digital, Cloudgine
PublisherMicrosoft Studios
PlatformsPC (Windows 10), Xbox One
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Release DateSpring 2018
  • prtaylorwichita
    This is truly sad in several ways. I think of the forensic data Cloudfare could glean from those attacks. While being conservative, i despise the vile rhetoric and speech of the neo-Nazis as much as that of the militant groups on the far left. While diametrically opposed, their tactics, methods and blind following are equal to one another.

    I see the actions of Cloudfare that of cowardice. You can post a statement of your values to refute the claim of the neo-Nazis and prove your values in other ways, but to violate the tenant of free speech is truly sad.

    I deplore the hate speech regardless of the group that is spewing it but to silence a voice begins, as several above have noted, a slide down potential very steep and slippery slope.

    My ancestors fought in the revolutionary war on my father's side and my mother's side immigrated from Germany in two waves prior to WWI and WWII shunning the deplorable actions of those in power to fight against them.

    Despite these views they allow the rest of us to have open discourse even if those such as the neo-Nazis and the far left may be closed, those in between the extremes, have freedom to have open discourse and judge for themselves that to which they will listen and respond.

    Once we open the door to silencing views to which those at the helm find distasteful, we have opened the door to our own view being found distasteful by the next one at the helm. Whether you are a corporate CEO, a representative, a judge, the president, or the guy next door, once you have silenced a voice you have set a precedent that can allow yours or what ever cause you hold dear to be the next voice silenced.

    Diversity made this country great, yes sometimes that was on the backs of slaves and down trodden. I am not condoning that or applauding the actions of those who contributed to that abuse. Those abused, enslaved and down trodden still believed in the values of this country, some fought within it for their own freedoms and their voice.

    Let us not open the door for those to be eroded and taken away by the popular view or dominant political group du jour. If we do then we are headed down a road that will lead us to be what Nazi Germany was or North Korea is (or insert what ever dictatorial regime or brutal king/queen you choose for there have been far too many in this world to name here). I do not want to live in a U.S.A. that would have us all "think alike" for without those differences of opinion and experience we would not have achieved what we have today.

    My distant cousin Benjamin Franklin once said, "If everyone is thinking alike, no one is thinking." When we quit thinking, we cease to innovate, to build, and to grow.

    Let us look past the rhetoric of the hate speech that is has been the focus and see this through to a logical end. that end is the slippery slope to which others have spoken over time silences each unpopular view by the power du jour until we are left with one to which you must adhere or be exterminated just as occurred in Nazi Germany and other places around the world and throughout its history. A history that lacked freedom of speech, travel, and thought such as we enjoy here, today.
  • waptug
    Sorry to say you commented on the wrong article. Go up one.