The "Crackdown" games offer players a chance to cause havoc across a large open city as they literally crackdown on crime and rid the streets of enemies. The first "Crackdown" game was released exclusively on the Xbox 360 to strong reviews back in 2007 and a second installment followed in 2010. "Crackdown 3" was first announced a few years ago but has since been Delayed multiple times.


"Crackdown 3" was first announced as a Microsoft exclusive at Microsoft's E3 2014 conference and showed off intense action gameplay that uses cloud computing features in order to present a highly realistic and destructible environment for players to fight in.

The game looks incredibly promising and is highly anticipated by both Xbox One and Microsoft Windows gamers.


Unfortunately, "Crackdown 3's" ambition means the game requires a lot of Hard Work before it's finished and the game has been delayed a number of times since it was first announced. A release in the second half of 2016 was originally scheduled but that deadline came and went. It was then announced that the game would be released on November 7 of this year but now the game has once again been delayed in order for the developers to have more time to work on the game.

Release date

"Crackdown 3" is now set to be released in Spring 2018, though an exact date has not been given. Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager, Shannon Loftis, stated the delay is necessary to ensure the final product's quality.

She said: "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.

Xbox One X

"Crackdown 3" had been set to be one of the launch titles for Microsoft's upcoming, super powerful, new console, the Xbox One X, though it seems that this is no longer the case. However, Loftis was quick to point out that there are still many great titles set to support the release of the Xbox One X such as "Player Unknown's Battlegrounds", "Forza Motorsport 7", and "Cuphead", as well as general upcoming games that are set to take advantage of the new console's power such as "Assassin's Creed: Origins", "Destiny 2", and "Star Wars: Battlefront 2".

A worthwhile wait

Loftis then finished by stating that a lot of hard work is going into "Crackdown 3" and that the wait will be worthwhile in order to deliver a finished game that lives up to fan expectations. She said she's proud of the work that has gone into the game and feels that, once it's released, fans will understand why the long development cycle was necessary.