Crackdown 3 has reportedly been delayed further.
Jason Schreier of Kotaku reported that Crackdown 3 will be delayed until 2019, according to two sources “familiar with the game’s release plans.”
First announced at the 2014 Microsoft E3 press conference as simply Crackdown for the Xbox One, Crackdown 3 has suffered from a rocky development cycle.
Crackdown 3 was described as “the ultimate sandbox” at Gamescom 2015. Developer Sumo Digital promised transforming vehicles and a 100% destructible game world using Microsoft’s cloud.
It had a planned release window of 2016, but was delayed to coincide with the launch of the Xbox One X in November of 2017.
After an E3 showing in 2017 that IGN said was fun to play but wasn’t quite looking the part yet, it was announced that Crackdown 3 would be delayed to 2018.
Now, at least one more delay seems to be on the way.
With E3 2018 less than a week away, and Microsoft’s press conference taking place on Sunday, June 10th at 1 pm PT / 4pm ET, we will most likely learn more very soon about this troubled title.
Adam Bankhurst is a freelance writer for IGN and is sad about this delay, but knows it will be for the better in the long run. You can help him through this on Twitter.