Rumour – Crackdown 3 delayed into 2019

It’s certainly not what you want to hear just days out from E3. However, there are rumours surfacing that there will be yet another Crackdown 3 delay.

Nothing is officially announced at this stage, so don’t put too much stock into it just yet, but the combination of two things suggests this new Crackdown 3 delay.

Will Microsoft really delay Crackdown 3 again? Is this a bad sign for Microsoft fans?

Crackdown 3 Delay

According to a post on Reddit, Amazon Spain has cancelled all Crackdown 3 pre-orders. If you search for Crackdown 3 on Amazon Spain it lists the game as unavailable. 

On Twitter, Windows Central Editor Jez Corden tweeted about the alleged delay, claiming he’d heard from sources that Crackdown 3 would be delayed into 2019.

So far Microsoft has yet to comment but given that an entire country’s Amazon storefront cancelled all orders, it seems likely that a comment will be forthcoming.

Crackdown 3 has had a long and difficult development since it was first announced at E3 in 2014. Originally set for a release in 2016, it was delayed into 2017 to coincide with the release of the Xbox One X. 

In August 2017, Crackdown 3 was again delayed, but this time it was given a Q2/Q3 2018 window and not a specific release date.

Xbox One fans have been waiting patiently for Crackdown 3 for some time now and another delay, right around E3 time would be absolutely devastating.

Here’s hoping there’s no truth to this rumour.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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