Crackdown 3 Release Date Announced for February 2019

Crackdown 3 Release Date Announced for February 2019

It's been a long time coming.

Last we heard of Crackdown 3 is that it was delayed until 2019. At today’s X018 event in Mexico City we finally have a proper release date. Crackdown 3 is coming to Xbox One consoles on February 15, 2019.

Crackdown 3 was originally set to release in 2016 before moving back to November 2017. The release was then pushed back again to Spring 2018 before news broke that Crackdown 3 was delayed to 2019. Now after years of waiting we finally have another new release date for Crackdown 3.

Microsoft showed off a new PvP mode called Wrecking Zone which will be available on day one. Crackdown 3 will also be available on Xbox Game Pass in day one also. The original Crackdown is now available for free in the Microsoft Store until November 30.

Crackdown 3 is developed by UK’s Sumo Digital and is a sequel to the destruction-focused shooter Crackdown 2. The game utilizes cloud technology to create highly-destructible environments but there were some challenges to development along the way.

In an interview earlier this year Sumo Digital director Paul Porter revealed that he didn’t want that Crackdown 3 to have a similar mixed-reaction as Crackdown 2, thus the numerous delays to improve the game’s quality. We’ll see how Crackdown 3 holds up when it comes out in February 2019.

For more check out our Crackdown 3 guide for more info, including trailers and news. You can also read our Crackdown 3 review to see if it's worth playing.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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