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Crackdown 3 Release Date Broken Internationally

Xbox One and Windows 10 PC exclusive Crackdown 3 release date is February 15; though it appears that the Xbox One version of the game has gotten an unsanctioned early release in some parts of the world such as the US.

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RainOfTerror10d ago

probably afraid for all the negative reviews and leaked their own game before it gets slammed ;P

Team_Litt10d ago

Dumbest thing I've read in a while. You know these games are delivered to retail up to 2 weeks before they release right?

RainOfTerror10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Lighten up man, it was meant as a joke..

It's obvious Microsoft planned this leak two weeks ago already, as you so astutely pointed out

*g*

S2Killinit10d ago

They did quietly push the date for reviews to one day before release. Now they are releasing the game early too.

tontontam010d ago

That's dumb, a more realistic reason is xbox gamers are so bored they are probably visiting the stores everyday asking for this game so the stores wanting to get the bulk of the profit leaked the games.

Securing buyers is the reason why stores leak games early.

King_Noctis10d ago

Your statement is even dumber to be honest.

tontontam010d ago (Edited 10d ago )

I also thought it was dumb for the stores to leak games because I know it is possible that distributors would blacklist them. Until one day I asked why they break the release date. Leaking the game means their store would be able to sell more than other stores.

tontontam09d ago

Lol I'm getting disagrees, I'm just stating what the store owner said haha.

I forgot xbox gamers don't care about these anymore gamepass is here none of them will buy physical games ever again, they will just wait for it to be released on gamepass.

Kiwi669d ago (Edited 9d ago )

You are getting disagrees because people don't agree with with you, its really that easy

tontontam09d ago

"You are getting disagrees because people don't agree with with you, its really that easy."

Sorry I forgot xbox gamers can't accept facts.

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Baza10d ago

Disagree with your first point but agree with the second one. This game will definitely get slammed

DillyDilly10d ago

This happens all of the time & not just for Microsoft games

SPEAKxTHExTRUTH10d ago

That tin foil hat you’re wearing would happen to to have a X, Square,Circle, and Triangle on the tag would it?

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Legatus10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Where are the reviews for this game, i believe there was an article here about review embargo lifting at feb 11th?

Here it is:
https://n4g.com/news/223652...

I guess MS is not so confident about Crackdown 3 quality after all.

Concertoine10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

4 days in advance is actually not an unusual embargo. If anything its a little lengthy.

Red Dead 2’s lifted the day before release. KH3 was 2 days.

Gamingsince198110d ago

The point is the embargo has now been changed to the 14th.

S2Killinit10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

They quietly pushed up the review date, then they released the game earlier than that date! lol thats confidence right there!

Gwiz10d ago

Nobody finds it a coincidence it apparently was released early in their highest selling region?
Sure,how often do you see this happening in the US instead of example: Middle East?.

S2Killinit10d ago (Edited 10d ago )

Apparently they quietly moved the embargo date to one day before release.

rainslacker9d ago

I'm curious how they ended up doing that. Embargos require a signed NDA contract before the game is released, and it would stipulate the date. The reviewers are under no obligation to honor MS requests to wait, and I'd imagine that not all of them would.

It all seemed pretty strange to me, because I've never heard of it happening before.

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