Crackdown 3 Rumored to be Delayed to 2019

Ahead of this year's E3, the rumor is that Crackdown 3 has suffered yet another setback.

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Let's return to earlier today, where Shacknews took a look at what to expect from this year's E3 presentation from Microsoft and Xbox. It was hard to guess what Microsoft would have to show off to the public, but one thing seemed to be for sure. Crackdown 3 was going to be there in some capacity. From our feature earlier:

"Given how long Cloudgine has been at work, it's reasonable to expect both a release date and extended gameplay footage at this point. Look for Crackdown 3 to be one of the centerpieces of this year's presentation."

So... about that... you guys are going to laugh when you hear this...

Late Wednesday, sources told Kotaku that Crackdown will miss 2018 entirely and is now scheduled for a nebulous 2019 release window. This marks yet another delay for the third entry in this series, which was first revealed back at E3 2014.

Despite this delay, that does not necessarily mean that Crackdown 3 will be absent from E3 2018. There's still a good chance it shows up during Sunday's press conference in some capacity, which could be something as simple as developer Cloudgine offering an update on the development's progress to something like a new gameplay trailer. But those hoping to knock down skyscrapers this year will likely be sorely disappointed.

Shacknews has reached out to Microsoft for comment and will update this post as soon as one is available.

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    June 6, 2018 8:05 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Crackdown 3 Rumored to be Delayed to 2019

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      June 6, 2018 9:06 PM

      Ooof that game...

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      June 6, 2018 9:42 PM

      It looked like hot garbage last year at e3

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        June 6, 2018 9:46 PM

        Agreed. I so want to be excited by it but whatever they showed last year looked horrible.

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      June 6, 2018 11:19 PM

      Just cancel it.

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        June 7, 2018 6:46 AM

        Please understand?

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          June 7, 2018 6:51 AM

          It is just pathetic. How many times has this game been delayed? I loved the original, but they have squandered the opportunity to cash in on hype.

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        June 7, 2018 8:23 AM

        I agree. Is there really a lot of pent up demand for a game like this anymore?

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      June 7, 2018 3:09 AM

      ..and there goes MS only hope for E3.

      What is left of MS exclusives at this point?

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        June 7, 2018 6:45 AM

        Backwards Compatibility! 360 exclusives are the best thing on the XBone right now lol.

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          June 7, 2018 7:59 AM

          I mean... you're not wrong?

          If MS announces Rallisport Challenge 1 and 2 bc compatibility then I will buy a slim Xbone.

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          June 7, 2018 8:24 AM

          I am laughing all the way over to Sony's online store to look at PS4 pro prices

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        June 7, 2018 8:07 AM

        Gears and Halo are both coming

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          June 7, 2018 8:11 AM

          And both games don’t have any of the original devs. Gears 4 was ok, but Halo 5 was bad.

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            June 7, 2018 8:20 AM

            Lots of franchises don't have their original devs. I think Gears was better than ok, but didn't play Halo 5 at all. I still play as much on the pc vs the xbox one, but I have two in the house because they are the best media centers out there and the games I like are on there.

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          June 7, 2018 8:12 AM

          No one really cares about those franchises anymore. They are pretty much dead and buried, but MS likes to trot out the desiccated corpses from time to time to show everyone that they are still making games. Apparently.

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            June 7, 2018 8:14 AM

            says who? Gears 4 sold well from what I remember. and I played a ton of co-op and horde there for a while. I get you might not like it, but saying 'no one cares' requires a citation.

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              June 7, 2018 8:28 AM

              Looks like it sold better than I thought, but I still think they would be better off scrapping the series for now and putting money behind some fresh new ideas. All of these games they keep rehashing were originally developed 10-15 years ago, it's time for some new stuff.

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                June 7, 2018 8:45 AM

                sales talks. Look at battlefield and COD. that won't happen until one is a financial loss.

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          June 7, 2018 8:25 AM

          Gears 4 was fun but it's not a system seller and halo is a dead franchise. There's nothing left of its multiplayer community.

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        June 7, 2018 8:24 AM

        Get out of the game MS.

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          June 7, 2018 8:43 AM

          Or, buy Valve.

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            June 7, 2018 9:04 AM

            Dang, I could actually see this happening.

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            June 7, 2018 9:12 AM

            They'd still be out of the game and down a couple billion.

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            June 7, 2018 9:21 AM

            why do we want this

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            June 7, 2018 9:34 AM

            I wouldn't mind. Maybe they would then be able to split up Steam development and game development and turn Valve back into a video game making studio... imagine Valve exclusives with MS.... HL3 Xbox exclusive would probably sell some consoles.

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          June 7, 2018 9:32 AM

          Yeah! Them and Nintendo am I right?