Crackdown 3 delayed into 2019, reports say

Microsoft has delayed Crackdown into 2019, five years after it was originally announced, sources say.

Published Wed, Jun 6 2018 10:10 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

Microsoft has delayed Crackdown 3 into 2019, sources say, corroborating past reports.

Crackdown 3 delayed into 2019, reports say |

Xbox gamers may be in for big disappointment this E3 season: Crackdown 3 has been pushed back into next year, two sources familiar with the matter told Kotaku's Jason Schreier. Originally announced in 2014, Crackdown 3 was due out in 2017 alongside Microsoft's beefy Xbox One X console, and then delayed into Spring 2018--which has technically passed.

Crackdown 3 will be powered by Microsoft's Azure cloud technology to assist with the demanding gameplay, which includes destructible environments and multiplayer. Developer Sumo Digital and its partnered studios will reportedly need more time to polish and shore up the game's rough edges. On the plus side Crackdown 3 sounds pretty ambitious. The game should launch as part of the Xbox Game Pass and is a Play Anywhere game on console and PC.

This delay makes Microsoft's already-shaky first-party games lineup even more fragile, but hopefully the games-maker will announce at least some new titles at their E3 press conference on Sunday, June 10 at 4PM EST.


Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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