Microsoft Has Saved Crackdown 3 By Delaying It

Crackdown 3 has been delayed and pushed back from November 7, 2017 to Spring of 2018. That is by all means the best thing Microsoft could have done with this game, and for these devs and here is why.

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FallenAngel1984336d ago

Yeah but now their 2017 exclusive lineup looks even more suspect

Zero_Suit_Samus336d ago

Some people think a delayed game will eventually be a good game. They fail to realize some games are just bad games. Guess we’ll find out spring 2018.

Outside_ofthe_Box336d ago

It's not guaranteed, but it has the potential to be good at least. Think about it for a sec. If a game is bad does it really matter when it's released? You'd rather have it sooner or later? Most will skip a game that is released to bad reception or at least wait until the price is cheap anyway.

At least with a delay the potential for improvement is there. I see a lot of people complain about how a game should have been delayed, but then bitch whenever a game is actually delayed. I know it sucks, but I'd rather they try to make improvements than them knowingly ship a game that they know isn't up to par.

Thatguy-310336d ago

Lets be realistic ppl. Crackdown has never been a quality title. Dont expect this one to be the one instalment where everyone raves about it. The game will MAYBE please its small fanbase but the game wont be successful commercially or critically. Ppl need to be realistic.

leoms336d ago

some get canceled overtime.

Sam Fisher336d ago

Hey outside, love your avatar, its perfect with the name.

Back to the subject, i agree with what outside and thatguy. In a realistic standpoint crackdown was never that aaa title must have, i remember when i had my 360, i purschased the 1st one bc of the beta for halo3. It was a good game at best 8/10. So yea it was never up there with the heavy hitters, delaying the game can be a great thing for it to be more polished but it can also lead to nowhere bc its only delayed 1/2 yr more (6to7 months at most) its not enough time to revamp the game or add much but they can remove bugs at most the way i see it

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KickSpinFilter335d ago (Edited 335d ago )

Delayed games can turn out many ways.
Three ways this could go:
Driveclub bad at first then awesome at the end with all the updates it got. Not a great path to go down.
Horizon Zero dawn turned out epic
The Order 1886 turned out bad.
Unfortunately I'm getting The Order vibes from Crackdown 3. Both looked very promising at the start then we saw game play and then some major question started to come up.
I for one don't have a problem with the artistic cell shade style they ended up using looks great to me. Game play on the other hand very stale and last gen like. eeeek.
With the launch of XB1X this epic machine, they really need something major to push this other than Forza 7

Why o why335d ago (Edited 335d ago )

Woh 4show. . . People have been saying this for half the gen. . The signs were there from last gen. What didn't help ms was the fact their fans would prop them up, make excuses and demand little. . This is one of the results. You're correct, the management has been poor and bad luck has followed many projects but you'll still find apologists deflecting and doing their best to damage control.

I think ms can put themselves in a better light, for next gen especially, if they actually invest in quality and persevere with projects and studios outside of their go to stable. They're trying to nail the hardware when their actually problem was their software and output.

Is this Phil's fault and/or the ethos of the company or higher ups?

4Sh0w335d ago (Edited 335d ago )

Why o Why

Nah I agreed with my fellow Xbox fans to a point that Xbox despite the bad initial PR at the start of this gen was fine. I won't rehash every decision but for me the 1st two years were great. Also of course when things don't go as plan you got to believe they will fix it. So we were right to be patient at times, just like when things don't turn out well for ps, ps fans certainly still support them. Now I'm just at the point where I think they are taking advantage of Xbox fans loyalty in the sense that they are actually launching new hardware all while showing a total lack of effort in putting out compelling exclusives to support it themselves, rather than depending on 3rd parties. Frankly I see alot of the comments here on Xbox related news as pure fanboy stuff, but this news which points to a bigger problem for Xbox is definitely BS on Microsoft's part.....and remember I've been calling them out for their lack gamed for awhile now, still remained patient though, now I'm going to delay a purchase of X, and advising my friends to do the same until they get some goddamm good exclusives shipped.

uRaDecepticon335d ago

Whats suspect is the same people failing Crackdown are the same ones hyping Agent of Meyhem, and that has no multiplayer, lol. Crackdown wins by default. MS, go ahead and push release date to tomorrow. 💪

rainslacker335d ago (Edited 335d ago )


If this particular game is just bad, I'd rather it come sooner rather than later, unless by some miracle they can make it good in a few months time, which is doubtful considering they would have done this by now. Which means it's more likely technical issues causing the delay, or MS wanted the game to polish up the visuals enough to make it more appealing.

Anyhow, the reason I'd want it sooner rather than later is so the hype and talk around it would finally die like so many other games which got hyped up and bombed hard were used for console wars nonsense in the past.

As it is now, we have another 5 odd months to look forward to how great the game will be, as opposed to just 2.

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Tacobell323336d ago (Edited 336d ago )

Crackdown is at least up to date with it's user base. instead of leaving gamers DEEP DOWN in the dark. And even still, by the time Crackdown 3 launches it'll be before shenmue 3 emerges from deep down as well.

DevilOgreFish336d ago

It's funny that you mention those two games. you can add the FFVII remake to that list as well. but i can honestly wait a little for the FFVII remake. I know it will be worth it. that being said. I think though Deep Down, Shenmue 3 and the FFVII remake all have just as much controversy (if not more) surrounding their delays. i'm not even sure if deepdown will even make it this generation. It'll probably land in the next.

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Thatguy-310336d ago

Good for the 10 people that are looking forward to it then. ;D it's going to be funny people being critcal of ot after playing true next gen games like God of War, Spiderman, Days gone, Red Dead 2 etc.

andrewsquall336d ago

@DevilOgreFish Its even funnier how you mention FFVII remake, another game along with Shenmue 3 that were announced A YEAR AFTER Crackdown 3's debut lol.

Try and use better examples next time guys. Deep Down is a good enough example but we need the game to reappear from obscurity first (like Crackdown 3 did at E3 2017), get a brand new solid release date and THEN get delayed, you know, like a true train wreck.

FinalFantasyFanatic336d ago


TBH, FFVII remake worries because Square-Enix, they've been very hit and miss over the last half a dozen or so years (I'm really not sure what to expect since it could go either way). As for Shenmue 3, I've barely heard any news on that game so I keep forgetting about it until someone brings it up again. Hopefully they both turn out well.

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Critic4l_Strik3335d ago

Deep Down isnt a major/relevant game for the PS4 as Crackdown is to the Xbox

showtimefolks335d ago

Taco I am sorry but are those games published by Sony or developed by Sony? Thank you

Let's not blame square Enix problems on Sony we still have yet to receive kingdom hearts 3

How many delays did Quantum break get

Scalebound? Before actually just being canceled?

Phantom dust before you got a 480P free release

Don't act like Ms announces a than it comes out soon after

Keep waiting you never know there maybe a true AAA exclusive to come out on Xbox within next 12-18 months

Exvalos335d ago

nice lowkey jab at capcom lol

rainslacker335d ago (Edited 335d ago )

Yeah well, at least we know what to look forward to for a while. I'd love to have that for the X1 right now. Even if Deep Down is in limbo, it doesn't mean that there hasn't been a ton of other content to fill in the gaps. MS has nothing to fill in the gaps though, which just exemplifies how poor their game output is.

But, if you're going to try and call out Sony on such things, I'd suggest you keep it in your own house and go complain to MS before trying to rationalize it because Sony does it too. You aren't helping yourself of other Xbox fans by trying to bring Sony down, and you'd be much better off actually worrying about your X1 purchase before worrying about the Sony players who aren't waiting years for a game which might come, sometimes not even knowing what the game may be.

What's sad is MS is using this criticism of Sony announcing games to early as a way to not announce things and as far as I can tell, just indefinately put off the fact they don't have any games, because they can just keep saying "we won't show it too early", because apparently no one likes that.

But, I can tell you from a Sony fan's perspective, we seem to be quite excited for all we have coming in the next couple years, and we have been for the past couple years. That's a feelling I'd love for you Xbox guys to experience again, instead of being excited for the announcement of some indeterminate game. Call me crazy, but as an Xbox One owner, I'd like to know what I might be playing on the game in the near and far off future. Right now, cuphead is all there is that's left.

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RommyReigns335d ago

Games of this scale are bound to run into problems

jagermaster619335d ago

I see what you did there lol.

ecchiless335d ago

you are so mean man... but still is funny xDDDDDDD

YAO-BLING335d ago

they delayed scalebound too, look how that turned out?

Obscure_Observer335d ago


Yeah, really disppoint.

rainslacker335d ago

It's probably better to release a good game than try to fill out this year. This year is going to be what it is, and honestly, I doubt CD3 was going to have that much of an impact either way. It's not a very crowded holiday to begin with from what I can tell, but what it does have, is mostly in similar genres to CD3.

MS has a lot riding on this game, and if they don't get it right, they'd look worse in the long run than the temporary criticism they'd get for the delays. Things like Horizon:ZD got some bad press for it's delay, but people forgot all about that when they saw how good it was.

I don't know if CD3 will eventually be good with the delay, but if it's not working very well now, and they can get it working within the time of the delay, then it's probably the right call from MS. I'm sure no one who's intersted in the game wants the game to come out and not really be able to play it for a month or two while they work out the problems.

Ceaser9857361335d ago

OMG! i thot xbox games never delays :D

segamaniaco335d ago

pawa of the cloud wasnt work properly

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Silly gameAr336d ago

Usually, these gaming blogs say game delays are a bad thing.

RpgSama336d ago

Not when it's Microsoft doing the delaying.

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