Crackdown 3 was supposed to launch many months ago, but was pushed back to February 15, 2019 to polish up the experience. Luckily, it looks like this release date will stick because it's available for digital preorder now through the Xbox Store. You can buy it for $59.99, or you can grab it with Xbox Game Pass, for $9.99 per month.
Recently, creative director Joseph Staten sat down with GamesBeat to discuss Crackdown 3. When asked how the campaign was designed, Staten said the following.
It'll certainly train you in how to play the game. It'll get your skills sharp enough to be competitive in multiplayer. It'll also just give you fictional context for the world... The way I look at it these days, the reason you put a campaign in any game is because players are different... Crackdown has a decent menu. Bigger than some, not as big as others. If you want to play by yourself or with a close friend, if you just want to have a relaxing story experience, great. We have this really cool fifteen-hour-plus campaign. If you're in a mood to bash in people's teeth, be super competitive, we have that mode for you as well. You don't need to actually bash anyone's teeth, but you know what I mean. That's the reason we have the campaign. We want to make sure that when millions of people jump into this game in Xbox Game Pass... they'll fall in love with Crackdown that way, and other ways as well.
Fifteen hours isn't that long for a campaign when compared to an experience like Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Hopefully multiplayer will keep everyone hooked!
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