Crackdown 3: Release Date, Trailer, and News

What we know about Crackdown 3, including latest news, release date, trailers, and much more!

Crackdown 3 is one of the Xbox One’s big upcoming flagship titles. It’s a game many fans of the original didn’t think would happen after the tepid response and sales of Crackdown 2. But Microsoft Studios surprised everyone at E3 2014 by announcing that a third game was in development. 

It’s been a long time since that announcement. Several delays later, we’re still waiting to hear about a solid release date for this action-adventure game that boasts fully destructible environments and tons of explosions. 

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Here’s everything else we know:

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Crackdown 3 Multiplayer

As revealed during X018, Crackdown 3 will feature a multiplayer component called Wrecking Zone, a 5v5 competitive mode featuring the environmental destruction series fans know and love. Here’s a trailer for the mode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90bS4Ngjgcs

Crackdown 3 Release Date

Crackdown 3 will arrive on Feb. 15, 2019. The game is coming to XBO and PC, and will be part of the Play Anywhere program, which allows players to buy one copy of the game for both Xbox One and Windows 10 play. 

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Crackdown 3 Trailer

Check out the new E3 2018 trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC4oty9jnMU

Here’s the E3 2017 trailer for Crackdown 3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_9fG8hPCi0

At Gamescom 2015, Microsoft unveiled the first gameplay footage of the game, showing us that the franchise hasn’t changed too much. The same arcade-y feel of the original is still very much a part of this installment. 

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Of note is the destructible environments. Crackdown 3 is boasting more chaos and destruction than we’ve ever seen in a game. Perhaps only Battlefield can’t top the explosions we just saw on the Gamescom stage. 

Check out the trailer:

IGN also posted 17 minutes of gameplay onto their YouTube channel. The footage has some commentary from Crackdown creator Dave Jones. Here it is:

Crackdown 3 was first unveiled at E3 2014. It was just known as Crackdown then. Here’s the reveal trailer:

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