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Crackdown 3

Original developer no longer working on Crackdown 3

Creator David Jones is also off the project.

  • Text: David Kers

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The original Crackdown studio, Reagent Games, and series creator Dave Jones are no longer working on Crackdown 3, as confirmed by head of Microsoft Studios Matt Booty in an interview with Polygon, who said that Microsoft is no longer working with either and is only working on the action title with developer Sumo Digital.

Also Cloudgine, which was co-founded by David Jones and provided cloud computing to power the in-game destruction - as highlighted in the Gamescom 2015 demo - looks to be cut from the project too, although Booty refused to confirm or deny the involvement of Cloudgine.

"You know, I'm not going to get into the actual technical breakdown. Let's just say that we've got access to a great infrastructure, and the game's got some great tech in it, and we're going to put those two together in the way that makes the most sense," Booty told Polygon.

Both Reagent Games and Cloudgine seem to have gone completely silent, and Crackdown 3 itself was recently pushed back to 2019, although it was shown in a trailer during Microsoft's E3 conference earlier this month.

What are your hopes for when Crackdown 3 finally releases?

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