The Crackdown 3 release date will have more excitement than anyone could have predicted. In fact, its release is the most anticipated Xbox game launch this year.
Crackdown 3 is the first time Crackdown game since 2010. The series’ core gameplay remains the same. Players create an agent and stop crime bosses with armies of goons at their command. As gamers explore and play, they get new powers that turn them into superheroes.
Developer Reagent Games didn’t just stick to those original elements though. Crackdown 3 has single-player, co-operative play and online multiplayer modes. New Providence City crumbles as players battle criminals in its streets. A physics engine lets every building take damage and fall to the ground. Crackdown 3 fully supports 4K TVs and the Xbox One X. It’s the new console’s launch title.
The Crackdown 3 release gamers have waited years for is almost here. Here’s everything else we know about the upcoming title.
Crackdown 3 Release Date, Features & Details
- Crackdown 3 Release Date
- Crackdown 3 is an Xbox Play Anywhere Title
- Crackdown 3 is an Enhanced for Xbox One X Title
- Crackdown 3 Story & Mechanics
- Crackdown 3 Pre-Orders
- When We’ll See More of Crackdown 3
Crackdown 3 Release Date
The worldwide Crackdown 3 release date is November 7th. Again, that’s the same day that Microsoft launches the Xbox One X console around the world. 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 is an Xbox Play Anywhere Title
Crackdown 3 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Purchasing a digital copy unlocks a companion version on PCs with Windows 10 installed.
The Xbox One and PC versions work together. Saves sync between them so that players can continue where they left off. Microsoft has not said whether gamers can play the title in co-operative mode on PCs and Xbox One consoles together, but that could happen.
Crackdown 3 is an Enhanced for Xbox One X Title
Crackdown 3 is enhanced for Xbox One X. The game fully supports 4K televisions and uses HDR technology to make every color pop. Gamers need a 4K TV with HDR10 to take advantage of these features. Otherwise, they’ll get the standard HD visuals.
Crackdown 3 Story & Mechanics
The skill and gear systems from Crackdown 2 and the original game are still around. Players enhance their shooting, jumping and strength by killing criminals and tracking down orbs. With all the right upgrades, agents become superheroes.
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. Gamers are only assigned a goal. It’s up to them to decide how they want to complete that goal. For example, they can knock down a building to prevent a criminal from getting away rather than trying to catch him, it seems.
We only know of a single Crackdown 3 multiplayer mode. Wrecking Zone puts two teams of 10 on opposing sides. Their job is to destroy the opposing team’s stronghold and defend their own.
Crackdown 3 Pre-Orders
Reagent Games hasn’t said if the title will get downloadable content. Many Xbox One exclusives don’t get new content after they launch.
At least for now, there aren’t any enhanced versions of the game available. Microsoft and Regent Games could announce special editions of Crackdown 3 this summer. Again, buying a digital copy is the only way to take advantage of free Xbox Play Anywhere downloads.
E3 is all about the single player & co-op campaign experience. More details about MP and destruction at a later date.
— Crackdown (@crackdown) June 12, 2017
When We Will See More of Crackdown 3
Microsoft says that it’ll discuss the Crackdown 3 story and gameplay mechanics in detail at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. The show runs from June 12th to June 15th. Expect new videos and another story reveal.
Reagent Games won’t discuss Crackdown 3 multiplayer details until later this summer. The studio confirmed that on Twitter.