Crackdown 3 was strangely absent from Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference yesterday and today we learn the reasons why. Crackdown 3 has been delayed until 2017 Microsoft revealed after its annual briefing in Los Angeles.
Crackdown 3 will be a Xbox One and Windows 10 Exclusive and will be part of the newly announced “play anywhere” titles from Microsoft, an initiative that allows players to purchase the game digitally on one platform and download and play it on another.
A statement regarding the delay of Crackdown 3 can be read below.
“Crackdown 3 is a game built for the future with a multiplayer experience that will redefine what it feels like to play games, and as we continue to work on this, it has become clear that our original timeline of delivering multiplayer to fans this summer, while maintaining the size, scope and quality of the game, would be challenging. Our top priority is to give gamers an experience they have never seen before at a scale never thought possible, and sticking to our original timeline would have compromised that goal.
We know that many are looking forward to becoming Agents in Crackdown 3and we are committed to delivering the best experience in 2017. This decision was made with our fans and their gaming experience in mind.”
Reagent Games, Crackdown 3’s developers would go on to say that information regarding the third title in the series would be shared soon.