Crackdown 3’s development, besought with delays and multiple instances of the game disappearing from the public eye, has been so fractured that it’s hard to keep track of just what the game will and will not be at this point. For instance, the title was originally announced as a showcase for the cloud gaming technology Microsoft was pushing at the time, with cloud powered destruction far beyond what you could achieve with local computation in its multiplayer mode.
But we haven’t seen that in a while—so will it actually still be in the final game, currently scheduled to hit in February next year? According to insider Klobrille, who has previously leaked Microsoft’s acquisition of Playground Games, as well as the yet-to-be-confirmed acquisition of Obsidian– yes, it will be. It will “100%” be in the final game when it comes out, he confirmed in a tweet made on his account.
While he obviously has a good track record, it is important to remember that this is for now an unsubstantiated rumor—it’s best to take it with the requisite pinches of salt until we have official confirmation either way. Crackdown 3 launches for PC and Xbox One on February 22, 2019.
#RoadToCrackdown3 The development of CD3 is essentially the story of building two completely unique experiences. Sumo Digital – Campaign (SP offline or online Co-op for four players). Ruffian Games – Wrecking Zone multiplayer that features 100% destruction (yes, they did it).
— Klobrille (@klobrille) October 24, 2018