Yes, Crackdown 3 does still exist, and new details for the title are on their way quite soon, by the looks of it. Providing a status update over on Twitter, the game’s developer promises that new information is “on the horizon,” which will hopefully help to serve as a reminder to Xbox One owners that Microsoft does have some first-party titles lined up for release this year. Currently, 2017 has been largely dominated by either multi-platform releases or Sony exclusives, including the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn and Nioh, both of which have proven to be hugely successful.
Of course, there’s still the better part of seven months left until the current year concludes, so there’s plenty of time for Microsoft to catch up, and not just in terms of software. Project Scorpio, the more powerful Xbox One console that appears to still be on course for launch later this year, is due to receive an exclusive reveal tomorrow via Digital Foundry, and while it’s not entirely clear how much Microsoft has opted to show, it could well be the case that Crackdown 3 will be used to display the power of the device.
— Crackdown (@crackdown) April 4, 2017
Whatever happens tomorrow, it’s probably safe to assume that Microsoft will place a great deal of emphasis on playing up the Scorpio at this year’s E3 as well as showcasing a selection of first-party titles. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said last month that ensuring such titles are ready for the Scorpio’s launch is “critical,” so it’ll be interesting to see what it has to share come June, especially following the cancellation of Platinum Games’ Xbox exclusive Scalebound.
Tell us, have you been chomping at the bit for new Crackdown 3 news ever since its announcement back in 2014, or has your interest waned in the years since? Let us know where you stand in the comments below.