The official reason is that the studios needed extra time to polish the project.
The general manager of the publishing division of Microsoft Studios Shannon Loftis (Shannon Loftis) reported that the release of the exclusive action Crackdown 3 is delayed for about six months. Earlier, the release was planned for November 7, but now fans will have to wait until the spring of 2018.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]We want to make sure we market the right game at the right time, and it will meet our quality criteria. Crackdown 3 is a very ambitious project, and we have to make sure that we’ve worked through all the details, be it a single-player campaign, a cooperative or a competitive multiplayer. It is important to balance these three modes, and we are going to spend some time to make sure of this.[/perfectpullquote]
Loftis explained that developers need time to polish the graphic component of the game. In addition, the project presents an advanced system of destruction and vertical gameplay, which also require refinement.
Crackdown 3 was announced at E3 2014, and the release was originally planned for the second half of 2016. Then the game was moved to November 2017 – the action was supposed to go along with the Xbox One X console.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The starting lineup of the Xbox One X will be one of the strongest consoles ever available on launch. In addition to exclusives like Forza Motorsport 7, Cuphead, Super Lucky’s Tale and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, we have a list of games preparing for winter holidays, including Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Call of Duty: WWII, Star Wars Battlefront II, Destiny 2 – many of these games will get improvements for the Xbox One X.[/perfectpullquote]