Announced at E3 2014, Crackdown 3 was always going to be delayed. With news that it was taking advantage of cloud computing to manage city-wide CPU-intensive destruction, that's the sort of ambitious feature that lends itself to delays. And with the game being a no-show this year, developer Reagent Games and series creator Dave Jones took time to update fans about where the game is at. Spoiler alert, it's coming 2017.
And as part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program will also be available on Windows 10. Which is nice. Also, we should probably expect to see an update on the game at Gamescom in August.
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 3 and we are committed to delivering the best experience in 2017. This decision was made with our fans and their gaming experience in mind.
While we won’t be at E3, we cannot wait to show you the future of Crackdown 3 soon.
Creative Director, Reagent Games