One of the biggest announcements from Microsoft at E3 2017 was the return of the Crackdown series with Crackdown 3.

Originally it was it was supposed to be launched on the Xbox One and the upcoming Xbox One X on November 7th, 2017, however, Microsoft has now confirmed that they won’t be achieving that release date, announcing today that the game has been delyed to 2018.

Microsoft confirmed the news in an email interview with Polygon, to whom they stated:

“We’re very excited about Crackdown 3, and so are many fans, and so it’s a difficult call to move the release date, however, we want to make sure to deliver the right game, with the right quality, and at the right time. Crackdown 3 is a hugely ambitious game and we want to ensure we deliver the right experiences all the way through every part of the game, whether that’s campaign, co-op multiplayer or our competitive multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone. Getting the balance right between the three modes is important, and we are going to take the extra development time to ensure that. Gamers can expect Crackdown 3 in Spring of 2018.”

He also added the following:

“The Xbox One X launch lineup will be one of the greatest lineups of games ever available with a major new console release, not only are there several new Xbox exclusives such as Forza Motorsport 7CupheadSuper Lucky’s Tale, and the console launch exclusive PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, there is an incredible list of titles coming this holiday including Middle-earth: Shadow of WarAssassin’s Creed OriginsCall of Duty: WWIIStar Wars Battlefront IIDestiny 2, and more — with many of these titles enhanced to play better on Xbox One X. With so many great exclusives and new games to play, Crackdown 3 would have shipped into an incredibly crowded market.”

“I’m proud of the progress and dedication the Crackdown 3 team has shown and their deep passion and love for this IP. We think it deserves the time we’re giving it, we think our partners deserve the extra time, to ensure we deliver the experience thatCrackdown fans deserve. We hope they love it as much as we do.”

Unfortunately, they didn’t reveal a specific release date, however, we will be sure to update you if they do.

In the meantime, you can read the full interview from Polygon at the source link below.

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