Crackdown 3 gets bombastic launch trailer detailing a revenge-centric story

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.

Today during the Inside Xbox show, Microsoft revealed Crackdown 3's launch trailer and opening cinematic. This is the first time we've seen glimpses of the story and the diversity of characters is surprising. Keep in mind that Crackdown 3 should launch with the campaign and multiplayer. The multiplayer mode includes three maps and two modes, but more are expected to be added in the future.

Recently, creative director Joseph Staten sat down with GamesBeat to discuss Crackdown 3. When asked how the campaign was designed, Staten said"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."

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! Did the launch trailer and opening cinematic surprise you? We never expected the theme to be revenge!

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.