Sources: Microsoft Delays Crackdown 3 To 2019

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Screenshot: E3 2017 trailer

First planned for November 2017, then delayed to 2018, the long-troubled open-world action video game Crackdown 3 will now be out in 2019, according to two individuals acquainted with the game’s release plans. It’s an uncommon move and another blow to Xbox’s currently weak first-party lineup for the rest of 2018.

The 3rd Crackdown game, established by the British studio Sumo Digital amongst other companies, was first announced at E3 in 2014. Last year, Microsoft stated Crackdown 3 would come out together with the Xbox One X on November 7, 2017. A polarizing showing at E3 2017 and some serious advancement struggles led Microsoft to postpone the game, first to an unclear “spring 2018” window, and now to next year, said those 2 sources, speaking anonymously so as to safeguard their professions.

Xbox’s first-party slate has actually been spotty recently, with the business announcing a number of video games that never pertained to fulfillment, consisting of Scalebound, Fable Legends, and a remake of Phantom Dust. With Crackdown 3, sources stated, the publisher wants to provide the advancement groupthe time it needs to avoid yet another catastrophe. Plus, there’s that lil’old Western this fall that each video game publisher wishes to stay as far away from as possible. The Xbox One did get 2 big first-party video games in 2018– Sea of Burglars and State of Decay 2– Microsoft’s lineup for the rest of

the year is thin. Fans had been expecting something like Crackdown 3 to complete the 2nd half of 2018. We’ll have to wait on the company’s E3 interview this Sunday to see what else Xbox One owners can anticipate this year. Microsoft did not right away react to an ask for comment.


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