Crackdown screenshot
Crackdown screenshot

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Game Studios, has revealed that the fan base for Crackdown, the Microsoft-owned IP, is much larger than sales would suggest.

“We sold 1.7m and if you look at the number of Live users and the pre-owned market there are a lot of people who have put Crackdown in their 360 and played that game – well over two million have played it on Live, and that doesn’t include the offline players,” Spencer told MCV.

Spencer also said that if Microsoft had wanted it could have put out a Crackdown sequel much sooner, but chose to wait in order to ensure Crackdown 2 is a quality product.

“It would have been easy to chase the money, but I want to make sure that anything we work on has a chance to take hold and gain avid customers to nurture,” he explained. “We own the IP and we could have easily just found another developer out there and done something called Crackdown 2 but we wanted it to be special.”

Crackdown 2 is in development at Ruffian Games and is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 in 2010.

Via MCV

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rico_rico

????????????
Posted 12:20 on 28 June 2009
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guyderman@ xboxlive

Wasn't that the point?
Posted 12:13 on 28 June 2009
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xboxlive

Didnt like the first game that much due to the 100 foot jumps you could do lol just didnt feel real.
Posted 10:52 on 28 June 2009
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rbevanx

“It would have been easy to chase the money, but I want to make sure that anything we work on has a chance to take hold and gain avid customers to nurture,”

Which translates to: We want it to be a franchise to replace Halo.
Posted 21:38 on 26 June 2009
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pblive

It was hardly going to be MS saying they want Crackdown 2 to be crap!

Still, the first game was fun.
Posted 18:28 on 26 June 2009
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El-Dev

Fix the god damn aiming, please. Being able to lock on to a dead person isn't very helpful in a firefight, shocked how the first game got a 9. Good game but no way is it that good.
Posted 18:11 on 26 June 2009

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Release Date: 09/07/2010
Developer: Ruffian
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: BBFC 15
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