Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Crackdown 3 will launch in February 2019

So it's up against Days Gone then:

"Our fans' response to the signature antics and explosive gameplay of "Crackdown 3" has been incredible. To ensure we deliver the experience they deserve, "Crackdown 3" will be launching in Feb 2019. We look forward to sharing more on "Crackdown 3" this Sunday during the Xbox E3 2018 briefing."

https://m.windowscentral.com/microsoft-crackdown-3-delayed-2019



 

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That's a slippery slope. Might get delayed again, and even if it doesn't... MS is continuing to hype it up and then it'll end up as another mid-70 rated game.



Not that far into 2019. Looking forward to it.



Feb is a decent date for it, Better than throwing it out in October or early November to get forgotten through all the big third party titles arriving this year.



WoodenPints said:
Feb is a decent date for it, Better than throwing it out in October or early November to get forgotten through all the big third party titles arriving this year.

This.

Seems to make sense to put console exclusives away from the year end game dump by the 3rd parties.



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So all that negative talk and it seems they’re just pushing it to February to avoid the monstrosity third party games coming this year, probablynsame thing Sony is doing to Days Gone.



Its a lot earlier than I thought, but I feel that it still might get delayed. Maybe they will announce exact release date on E3.

It will be interesting to see Days Gone vs Crackdown 3 at February, although completly different games. Still fun to see exclusives going head to head.



Well that is kinda disappointing but I'm thinking when Sumo Digital is done with the game it would be nice if they made a exclusive kart racer for the X1.



LudicrousSpeed said:
So all that negative talk and it seems they’re just pushing it to February to avoid the monstrosity third party games coming this year, probablynsame thing Sony is doing to Days Gone.

Sony is having their biggest games come early in the year, they are further spreading sales, not avoing monstrous ganes, and its working wonders, PS4 software sales is off the charts.

2014 - Infamous: Second Son (March 21th) Sucker Punch

2015 - Bloodborne (March 24th) From Software/Japan Studios

2016 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (May 10th) Naughty Dog

2017 - Horizon: Zero Dawn (February 28th) Guerrila Games

2018 - God of War (April 20th) Santa Monica

2019 - Days Gone (February 22th) Bend Studio

That's a pattern the whole gen for Sony.



It's a smart choice. It gets several months of extra polish, and it'll have very little AAA 3rd party competition. Much smarter than throwing it out this Fall/Holiday to compete against Red Dead Redemption 2, Black Ops 4, Battlefield V, and possibly Fallout 76 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey.