Microsoft has announced that they’re delaying Crackdown 3 once again. This time, the new release window is February 2019. No doubt, yet another delay is gonna make fans of the franchise fairly upset, but that’s just how the dice fell. Microsoft promises that they’ll be sharing more information during Xbox’s presentation at E3 2018.
Poor Crackdown 3 just can’t catch a break. This is like, what, the fourth or fifth time that they’re pushing it back? The first time they showed it was on E3 back in 2014. Back then, they said it would come out in 2016. Then they pushed it to late 2017, then the spring of 2018, then summer. Unfortunately for all of you looking forward to Crackdown 3, the wait still isn’t over. You still have some months to go.
According to the post on Microsoft Central, the game won’t be out until February of next year. Specifically, the post reads: “Our fans’ response to the signature antics and explosive gameplay of “Crackdown 3” has been incredible. To ensure we deliver the experience they deserve, “Crackdown 3” will be launching in Feb 2019. We look forward to sharing more on “Crackdown 3″ this Sunday during the Xbox E3 2018 briefing.”
It’s nice that they’re thanking the fans for their “response”, and I suppose it’s even nicer that they’re going to share more with them and the rest of the gaming community come this year’s E3. However, the fact still remains that Crackdown 3 is going to have a very hard time meeting the expectations of thirsty fans. Three years is a long time for expectations to build up, and at one point or another, you reach a breaking point that no amount of Terry Crews commercials can fix. We’ll have to wait and see what happens, and hope that they don’t have to delay the game again.