Crackdown 3 Release Date

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Why Crackdown 3 Release Date Was Moved To 2017

Crackdown 3 release date,Sorry gamers but a Crackdown 3 release date is not happening this year. Why? There is a valid reason for that, well two actually.

The game, touted to be one of the biggest Microsoft exclusive games, is a highly anticipated title among PC and Xbox One players. Originally slated for a summer 2016 launch, players were understandably disappointed when the Crackdown 3 release date was moved to sometime in 2017.

Explaining on the moved Crackdown 3 release date, Xbox One marketing manager Aaron Greenberg says Microsoft do not need to release the game this year. Simply put, Microsoft’s fall schedule is a bit overcrowded, reports Game Rant.


Because of the numerous titles being released at this time, gamers sometimes need to choose one game over the other. Obviously, even the most dedicated of players just cannot play them all. In this scenario, scheduling a Crackdown 3 release date might not be very auspicious for the title as it will be forced to compete with other simultaneously releasing games.

For instance, Xbox One console players would be pretty busy in the coming months. Releasing for the console are Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 and ReCore. Throwing in other third party titles to the mix such as Battlefield 1 and Madden means a very crowded console indeed. A more intelligent approach would be to move the Crackdown 3 release date to 2017.

The explanation is fine and logical. However, gamers are now stumped because another reason was given by another executive to explain the decision to move to 2017 the Crackdown 3 release date.


According to Jones

Dave Jones, developer Reagent Games creative director, also explained why the Crackdown 3 release date had to be moved next year. But unlike Greenberg’s explanation about properly pacing the game’s release for maximal effect, Jones offered a blunter but probably more truthful reason – the game needs to be finished first.

According to Jones, the delay of Crackdown 3 release is simply because it was not yet finished.  Crackdown apparently did not want to compromise the “size, scope and quality” of the upcoming game just to have it release as previously scheduled.

Greenberg and Jones might have given different reasons for the delay but that does not mean one of them is wrong. As Greenberg has stated, Microsoft already has a formidable lineup of games for the Xbox One this year.

For now, Crackdown 3 release date for PC and Xbox One is scheduled sometime in 2017.