Crackdown 3 Development “Not Going Too Hot Either” – Insider

Shinobi602 notes it’s not as bad as Scalebound’s situation.

Posted By | On 10th, Jan. 2017 Under News

Between Microsoft cancelling Platinum Games’ Scalebound, rumours of the publisher setting difficult milestones for the studio and many pointing out the number of titles that were just outright cancelled by the House of Xbox, things are looking rather dicey for Phil Spencer and his crew.

And apparently Crackdown 3, an Xbox One/PC title that’s seen delays and lack of information, is also floundering. Industry insider shinobi602 addressed Scalebound’s cancellation on NeoGAF, noting how, “It’s a big blow to the Xbox line up. Honestly there’s a serious lack of single player story driven games. Well, exclusive ones at least.

“Everything is literally MP focused. Forza 7, State of Decay, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown…(and I’ve heard Crackdown isn’t going too hot either, though nothing as bad as this).”

While this doesn’t mean Crackdown 3 is being cancelled – and despite shinobi602’s reliability as an insider, it’s important to take everything with a grain of salt – the state of exclusives under Spencer’s leadership is certainly concerning.

This is especially so when the insider noted that, “Their major first party IP are on a decline with Halo doing less than before and Gears 4 not selling that well at all relatively speaking (not good enough to sustain a huge studio with that many workers and budget).”

What are your thoughts on the whole boondoggle with Scalebound and Microsoft as a whole? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Mark

    Where’s Rat, Blacky and Lag-Fighting to curb-stomp us? This is bad fellow bots. Atleast I’ll be playing Red Dead 2 in beautiful native 4K! Lol, just jokin. But I still got Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown (hopefully) and a bunch of multiplats running on Ultra settings!

    • crazy_black_man-
    • Mark

      Ahahaa. I can’t even make a good comebak with that. Too funny. U know Yoshida’s like “heeel yeaah”

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  • crazy_black_man-

    The suicide hotline has been woefully understaffed to handle the influx of calls coming in from the Xbox extension line. They ask that callers just hang up and go buy a PS4 Pro, and enjoy the best single player games on any system.

    • kma99

      Agent cancelled. Deep down cancelled. The list goes on and on.

    • crazy_black_man-

      I knew nothing of those. That just goes to show how many exclusives Sony has in their arsenal vs that silly kindergartener list of Xbox One games. Scorpio is already headed for failure. No doubt about it.

    • kma99

      Yet you worry about Microsoft. Wouldn’t cancelled games work thr same way on both. If you say that shows how much sony had in their arsenal then Microsoft would have the same? That is your logic.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Oh so you think MS is holding back some big unannounced exckusive that going to erase Scalebound from your mind and fill you with joy? LOL!

    • kma99

      I didnt allude to anything. You said that you didn’t know about the cancelled games sony had. Yet with those cancelled games you said that lets us know how much they have in their arsenal. Now if its good for the goose then its good for the gander. Microsoft must have alot in their arsenal with your thinking.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Microsoft ainy got jack. They waited until after the Christmas rush to cancel their biggest game of the year. Their ONLY big game.

    • kma99

      If they dont then clearly you can provide the information to back up your claim.

    • Dougdec92

      Xbox could still be saved, they should buy the castlevania IP, that is enough freshness than the creaky gears or the not so bright halo, at least it is better than nicking off a timed exclusive.

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      Thank you sir!

    • Mark


  • Mr Xrat

    Unsurprising, the reveal was an obvious tech demo and it’s been radio silence for nearly three years.

  • Legionarius

    Scorpio is doomed.

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