Crackdown 3 is currently 16% off on Amazon which makes it the perfect time to pick up a copy of the game. According to Amazon’s listing, the game is available for $50.60 right now. The game is yet to be released so what you’re paying for is the Crackdown 3 pre-order. There should be more deals like, don’t you think?
So let’s talk about why you should pick up Crackdown 3? Well, it is going to be the very first cloud-based game from Microsoft. Remember all that “power of the cloud” marketing back in 2013? We are finally going to see what this technology can do.
The company touted this feature for a long time but sadly, we will only be able to see this technology in action in the multiplayer mode. The same technology is also the reason why this game took so long to develop. According to Shannon Loftis of Microsoft:
We definitely underestimated the challenge of making sure the quality bar of all three of those modes was high and it delivers on what we need to deliver on. So we had to take the extra time, [and] make sure that we’re delivering the game the Crackdown fans want. It was a super hard decision to do that, and it was made harder because we announced the game.
It is clear that Microsoft announced the game too early which created an unnecessary pressure on the development team to deliver on time. Microsoft was counting on Crackdown 3 to take Xbox One X sales to the top but its delay left Xbox One X on its own.
The release of Crackdown 3 will finally give us a game that has been touted as a technological marvel by many. Even though devs had to tone the cloud-based features down and limit them to multiplayer, it would still be interesting to see how this technology can progress in the future.
Follow the link in the first paragraph to grab the game right now from Amazon. As far as Crackdown 3 release date goes, it should be announced in the coming weeks.
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