Microsoft has reportedly delayed Crackdown 3, the Xbox-exclusive open-world action-adventure, to 2019.
This new Crackdown has been delayed a number of times now. Microsoft originally revealed it at E3 2014, and was supposed to have released it in 2016.
Then, after another delay it was due out in November of 2017; then Microsoft delayed it again to Spring 2018. And now this last delay takes us to 2019.
There are a number of studios involved in Crackdown 3’s development. Reagent Games and Ruffian Games, both studios that worked on the original game for the Xbox 360. And Sumo Digital, the studio behind Snake Pass and Dead Island 2.
It’s a pretty big blow to Microsoft’s exclusive line-up. First Scalebound was cancelled, and then Fable Legends. Perhaps the giant has something planned for E3 next week to soften the blow – a new Forza seems likely.
Also on Thumbsticks:
- Play NBA 2K18 for free this weekend with Xbox Live Gold
- Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is out now on Windows devices
- The biggest Xbox sale of the year is now live
- Interview: The unseen arts and sanity-twisting rituals behind Cultist Simulator