Dave Jones, Creative Director at Crackdown 3 developers Reagent Games, has posted a short blog to explain that the game will be part of Microsoft’s new Play Anywhere scheme on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.
That’s the good news, the bad news is that despite showing up at E3 2014 and Gamescom 2015, Crackdown 3 was missing from E3 this year as the release date is now sometime in 2017.
Crackdown 3 is a game built for the future with a multiplayer experience that will redefine what it feels like to play games, and as we continue to work on this, it has become clear that our original timeline of delivering multiplayer to fans this summer, while maintaining the size, scope and quality of the game, would be challenging. Our top priority is to give gamers an experience they have never seen before at a scale never thought possible, and sticking to our original timeline would have compromised that goal.
Dave promises that the game will be shown “soon”.