SaysWho? Posted July 16, 2018 Share Posted July 16, 2018 https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-04-four-years-after-it-was-announced-crackdown-3-is-in-a-tough-spot Quote The new Crackdown has soldiered through a number of challenges in development, many of which are a familiar story in the video game industry. We've heard Jones' ambitions for the game - tantalisingly outlined at big media shows such as Gamescom - were simply too big to be made a reality in a fully functional, multiplayer environment on Xbox One. We've also heard Crackdown 3 has struggled in terms of solidity of vision and lacked clear management. As one person familiar with the project put it, who was and wasn't working on the game was a source of many past and present issues. Quote Jones' eye-catching demo that showed impressive destruction tech in a multiplayer Crackdown-themed environment, it turns out, was only ever about showing off the potential of the cloud. It was never intended to represent gameplay gamers might actually get to experience. "That was an example of the kind of thing you could potentially use cloud to do," Jones told Eurogamer. "It was not vaporware. It's there. It's real. That's why I say, I think cloud still has a huge part to play in the future of gaming." Quote At points throughout the last 12 months I'd heard from some within the UK video game development community that Crackdown 3 was in danger of being cancelled as a result of its apathetic reception among gamers and its development troubles. Xbox boss Phil Spencer, himself a fan of the first Crackdown game and the person who gave Crackdown 3 the green light, told Eurogamer that he decided to delay Crackdown 3 after playtesting the latest build. Quote After Microsoft decided to delay Crackdown 3 yet again - the final time the company is willing to do so, I've heard - some of the developers at the various studios on the game were faced with continuing to work on the project after having previously thought they'd be done with it in June 2018 - this for what some expect will be a disappointment of a release no matter how much money and resources Microsoft throws at it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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