New info on Crackdown 3 is 'on the horizon'

Mum has been the word lately as far as new information on Crackdown 3 is concerned, but it looks like that's about to change. It's still a little vague, but the official Crackdown Twitter account has given the heads up that more info on the third iteration in the series is "on the horizon."

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The last word we had on Crackdown 3 was confirmation that it will indeed launch at some point before the 2017 holiday season on Xbox One and Windows 10. Given that the game is also expected to sport a 4K resolution on Project Scorpio, it's possible we could see some new information alongside the upcoming Scorpio specs reveal set for this Thursday.

When it arrives, Crackdown 3 will serve up 4-player co-op shooter action in an open, destructible world. For more, including a look at the game's comic-like aesthetic, check out the game's first look trailer from late 2015 below.

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  • My son keeps blagging me for GTA, but the level of profanity turns me off. I'm hoping that Crackdown may satiate his open word destructive tendencies. Personally I was not a fan of the previous ones.
  • *open world even.
  • Could be both?
  • I love announcements for announcements.
  • Hope it's not too much spoiling. Between this and the Thursday Scorpio stuff, I wonder what they're going to be doing at E3...
  • Usually the E3 Press Conference is a cramped and inadequate format to do ANYTHING justice. It's likely that they need this.
  • I don't think it will be. They don't have much in the way of exclusives we know about, so it's questionable what they would have to reveal. If they're going to stuff their E3 with multi-plat trailiers, they're going to get hammered by the media and Internet commenters.
  • I suspect we might get a few surprise reveals at E3, they can't up and show everything beforehand otherwise, like you said, they'll have nothing for the stage there.
  • I expect something we don't know as well, but the question for this is: when does it launch? I find it really unlikely a quality exclusive is going to have no leaks and make it out in the fall. Fallout 4 is the only game I can think of where that happened, and I honestly think that game was pretty underwhelming. If E3 is just going to show off their 2018 lineup, it can hopefully show there is content coming, but comtent on the way in 12-18 months from not isn't going to see me on Scorpio at launch. I'd just wait for a price drop.
  • This game hopefully sets a standard for other devs to consider adapting the Cloud Azure into their games for full destruction etc, Can't wait.
  • That's what people were thinking with Drivatars and Titanfall AI, but it hasn't happened thus far. It would be nice to see that take off, but I doubt it will.
  • its hard making triple A games with features that can only be on xboxone ms needs to find a way to make this stuff more palatable to big studios across all platforms or make it dead simple for indys.
  • I would imagine that wouldn't be necessary. It's not like Azure can't be leveraged for non-Xbox applications. It, theoretically, could be used to power the same service on PlayStation.
  • Azure doesn't lock down platforms to solely Xbox One and MS products. Latest Hitman uses Azure infrastructure, for example.
  • The Drivatars in Forza are actually pretty damn cool.
  • Conceptually, yeah, but when paired with how Forza implements AI driving (insane levels of grip), it turns into a bit of imbalanced bumper cars. They can hit you without ramifications, where as you lose traction if you try to push them above 20 MPH.