The Crackdown 3 release date arrives this November. And if you’re an Xbox One owner, it is this year’s most exciting exclusive game launch.
It’s the first new Crackdown game since 2010, and the series’ core gameplay remains the same. The character you create roams the streets of a completely open city trying to stop crime in its tracks. You use guns, explosives and vehicles to make all this happen. The more you play, the more your skills improve. You are almost a superhero by the end of the campaign.
Crackdown 3 is this year’s most exciting Xbox One exclusive because it is filled with new features that take the series’ open-world concept further. A physics engine lets you destroy New Providence City as you go in search of criminals. You can expect a more interesting story mode than in previous titles, complete with a character that’s voiced by actor Terry Crews.
There’s another reason that Crackdown 3 is exciting. It is one of two exclusive Xbox games coming this year that fully support 4K televisions and the Xbox One X.
Here’s everything that you need to know about the Crackdown 3 release, the game’s features and what Xbox One X users can expect when they play the game on their new console.
Crackdown 3 Release Date, Features & Details
- Crackdown 3 Release Date
- Crackdown 3 for PC
- Crackdown 3 is an Xbox Play Anywhere Title
- Crackdown 3 is an Enhanced for Xbox One X Title
- Crackdown 3 Features
- Crackdown 3 Story
- Crackdown 3 Pre-Orders
Crackdown 3 Release Date
The worldwide Crackdown 3 release date is November 7th. That’s the same day that Microsoft launches the Xbox One X. Because every Xbox One game works on every Xbox One console, owners of the Xbox One and Xbox One S can also enjoy the game.
Crackdown 3 for PC
Crackdown 3 for PC is coming. Microsoft confirmed this when it revealed Crackdown 3’s Xbox Play Anywhere status. Expect this version of the game to cost $60.
Microsoft and Reagent Games will share the Crackdown 3 for PC specs sometime before the game launches this November. We don’t have that information today, so it’s best to hold off on building a computer to play it, for now.
Crackdown 3 is an Xbox Play Anywhere Title
Crackdown 3 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning the Xbox One and the Xbox app in Windows 10 work together to give you the best gaming experience.
The Xbox One and PC versions work together. Buying a digital version of Crackdown 3 unlocks a download in the Windows Store and another in the Xbox Store. Saves sync between them so that you can continue a campaign mission on your gaming laptop away from home.
Crackdown 3 is an Enhanced for Xbox One X Title
Reagent Games will enhance Crackdown 3 for Xbox One X too. The game fully supports 4K televisions and uses HDR technology to make every color pop. You need a 4K TV with HDR10 to take advantage of these features. Otherwise, you get the standard HD visuals.
Crackdown 3 Features
The skill and gear systems from Crackdown 2 and the original game are still around. You enhance your character’s shooting, jumping and strength by killing criminals and tracking down orbs. With all the right upgrades, your agent becomes unstoppable.
Crackdown 3 Story
Reagent Games says players can expect “more actual story” than previous Crackdown games. New Providence City is big and vibrant. Tall buildings and more vertical place space offer new ways to play. You decide how to complete the goal. Basically, it’s a sandbox for you to do whatever you want – if you free New Providence City from its gangs and crime.
Actor Terry Crews is the voice Commander Jaxon in the Crackdown 3 story. Presumably, you will spend time taking orders from Jaxon, but that’s not entirely clear. A recent Highsnobiety interview claims Jaxon is a playable character.
Crackdown 3 Pre-Orders
Many Xbox One exclusives don’t get new content after they launch, and it’s unclear if Crackdown 3 will be among them. Microsoft isn’t selling a season pass for the game.
For now, there aren’t any enhanced versions of the game available either. Microsoft and Regent Games could announce special editions of Crackdown 3 late this summer. Again, buying a digital copy is the only way to take advantage of free Xbox Play Anywhere downloads.