Crackdown 3 Delayed Until 2018

Microsoft is delaying the much anticipated Xbox One exclusive, Crackdown 3 from the original release of Nov. 7, 2017 to spring 2018.

In an email conversation with Polygon, Shannon Loftis, Microsoft Studios Publishing general said that the reasoning for the delay was to give developers Reagent Games, Sumo Digital and Cloudgine enough time to ensure that the game’s quality.

“We’re very excited about Crackdown 3, and so are many fans, and so it’s a difficult call to move the release date,” Loftis said, “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.

Crackdown 3 was originally announced way back in 2014, however, due to internal issues the game has faced both delays and restructure.

“Crackdown 3 is an incredibly ambitious project that pushes the technological envelope with immersive true 4K gameplay, cloud-computing competitive multiplayer and a sprawling and futuristic open world,” Loftis said when asked about the challenges the development teams have faced over the years. “The team has been working extremely hard to deliver a great experience for fans and this extra time will help us do just that.”

Crackdown 3 will release for PC and Xbox One, Spring 2018.