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Crackdown 3

Crackdown 3: "we'll show more of it when we're ready"

Greenberg: "Development continues and what we did was by design."

  • Text: Mike Holmes

This year during Microsoft's press briefing many of us expected to see a lot of Crackdown 3, but that didn't turn out to be the case. While we did get a new trailer, it didn't really show us much that we haven't already seen. This left a lot of fans worried about the game's prognosis.

Later in the week and following the briefing we were able to talk to games marketing chief Aaron Greenberg, who gave us his thoughts on a number of matters, including Microsoft's acquisition of several game studios, plus the continued success of Game Pass. Naturally, we had to ask about the situation with regards to Crackdown 3, a game that has seemingly endured a troubled development process.

"Crackdown development continues and what we did was by design. The team is hard at work, we're not going to have them be distracted by E3 this year," Greenberg explained.

"We are giving them more time, and what we don't want to do is rush out a game before it's ready. The second thing we don't want to do is to basically launch a game like Crackdown in the middle of this holiday," Greenberg continued, pointing out the busy release schedule coming later this year.

"I think it's great," Greenberg said going back to Crackdown 3. "The team is really focused. You haven't seen what they're doing on multiplayer but they're making some nice progress there as well. They are very heads down, working on the game with the commitment that they want to make it great for their fans."

"We'll show more of it when we're ready, but we didn't want to distract the development team at this time because they're really, really focused on making sure it's great."

Check out the full interview below.