Since 2015, Xbox fans have been anticipating the release of Crackdown 3, the latest installment in the popular open-world franchise. After a few delays, Sumo Digital’s take on the series has yet to see the light of day. Unfortunately, those looking forward to playing Crackdown 3 this year will be disappointed because the game has supposedly been delayed to 2019.
According to Kotaku, two anonymous sources have confirmed Crackdown 3‘s delay.
The third Crackdown game, developed by the British studio Sumo Digital among other companies, was first announced at E3 in 2014. Last year, Microsoft said Crackdown 3 would come out alongside the Xbox One X on November 7, 2017. A polarizing showing at E3 2017 and some severe development struggles led Microsoft to delay the game, first to a vague “spring 2018″ window, and now to next year, said those two sources, speaking anonymously so as to protect their careers.
Microsoft will have its E3 press conference this Sunday. Hopefully, we’ll have some confirmation on the rumors during the presentation. Do you think Crackdown 3 will be delayed to 2019? Are you looking forward to the upcoming sequel? Leave a comment below, and let us know what you think. Be sure to stay tuned to Xbox Enthusiast during E3 for your latest news, features, and previews from the show floor.
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