Recent reports have come in that Amazon Spain has cancelled a number of Crackdown 3 preorders, starting fears that the game is going to be delayed yet again. Crackdown 3 was originally announced at E3 2016 but has yet to materialize, but if the preorders have been cancelled, we might be in for some bad news.
Crackdown 3 is the third entry in the Crackdown series, and is the first inkling that we’ve heard of the series since Crackdown 2 came out in 2010. Crackdown 2 got negative reviews due to a lack of story, an unoriginal environment, unfinished textures, uninspiring music, and in general seeming more like a slightly updated version of the original than an actual sequel.
Crackdown 3 has gotten pretty much no news since its E3 2016 review, where we got to see the game’s new destructible environments. What little news we have gotten is mainly that the game wasn’t cancelled, and was being delayed for a while longer. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that the developers of the game are fine-tuning it, and hopefully it will all work out in the end.
Aaron Greenberg, the marketing lead for Xbox, has thankfully said that just because Crackdown 3 preorders have been cancelled that that doesn’t mean that the game is being cancelled. He even said that the preorders being cancelled was actually an accident, so it’s likely that those who’ve had their preorders cancelled will be getting them back soon.
If Crackdown 3 preorders do end up coming back, then hopefully Crackdown 3 is still on track to release sometime this year, but we’ll have to wait until Microsoft’s E3 conference to actually find out. There we’ll hopefully get an actual release date, not to mention what is hopefully more gameplay so that we can get more of an indication of what the game will look like on release.
Either way, Crackdown 3 will be releasing on the Xbox One and PC. We’ll keep you updated about the status of the cancelled Crackdown 3 preorders.