In a considerably unlucky flip of occasions earlier than E3, stories have emerged that the Xbox unique Crackdown Three has been delayed once more. This time, till 2019.
The stories got here first from Kotaku, and have since been corroborated by Eurogamer. Sources near the challenge have reportedly stated that the sport, initially slated for a launch this yr, gained’t be out till someday subsequent yr.
If these stories are true, this may mark the sport’s third delay because it was first introduced at E3 in 2014. Initially slated to launch in 2016, it was delayed for launch as one of many lead titles for Xbox One X in November 2017. It was then later pushed to someday in spring 2018.
Now that spring is coming to a detailed and we’re wanting on the method of one other E3, followers are beginning to ask some questions.
Following a current spate of pre-order cancellations from Amazon, followers had initially feared that the sport could be cancelled. Though Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg took to Twitter to reassure them that the event crew have been nonetheless exhausting at work on the challenge, he didn’t handle any attainable delays.
If the sport has been delayed this may very well be a tough hit for the Xbox first-party lineup for this yr. Though the console has already launched Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 within the first half of the yr, the latter half of 2018 continues to be wanting quite skinny. Exterior of one other rumored Forza Horizon title, not a lot is thought about what Microsoft has within the pipeline. Regardless, a delayed however well-finished recreation is vastly preferable to a recreation pushed out earlier than it is prepared.
If there may be something to report on Crackdown 3, we’re positive we’ll hear it in a matter of days when the Xbox crew takes the stage for its annual E3 presentation.