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Crackdown 3 has been pushed back multiple times since its announcement in 2014, but it now seems the destruction-loving sequel will no longer be met with any further delays.
That's according to an article on Eurogamer this week, which also contains some interesting snippets from Microsoft's Phil Spencer about the game's bumpy road so far. In fact, Big Phil shouldered some of the blame for Crackdown 3 being delayed in the first place.
'I might be partially to blame on this one,' commented Spencer. 'I'm a huge fan of Crackdown. I played a lot of Crackdown 1. It's one of my favourite Xbox franchises. Earlier in the spring I got asked by somebody whether it was cancelled. I said no, the team has a date.'
'They know the date and they're shooting for it, which was the date I had in my head. And then I started playing the game and it didn't feel right to me. I felt like the game needed more time to reach what I think of as Crackdown, which I think should be a strong Xbox franchise.'
Furthermore, anonymous sources have let slip to Eurogamer that the most recent delay is 'the final time' that Microsoft is prepared to push Crackdown 3's release back, so we can gather from that it'll definitely launch on time. Let's just hope it's in a good state by then, eh?
Crackdown 3 is scheduled for release on PC and Xbox One on February 22, 2019. Terry Crews has been starring in a lot of the marketing behind the sequel (he voices Commander Jaxon in the game), mostly by shouting very loudly while wielding massive guns.