'Crackdown 3' release date, news: Devs still hard at work, updates to come soon

("Crackdown 3" official website)"Crackdown 3" is expected to be released within the year.

Microsoft has made an explosive announcement when it decided to cancel development for the supposed Xbox-exclusive "Scalebound." This has raised concerns not only for the would-be game but more importantly for another game that had not given any updates on development for a long time, "Crackdown 3."

Fortunately, the game's official Twitter account has responded to concerned netizens about the game's progress. They assured everyone that the fate of "Scalebound" does not affect "Crackdown 3" in any way, and that the team is hard at work in finishing the title. They also teased they will be sharing more news in the future.

This was further confirmed by Microsoft in a statement obtained by PC Games N. Both parties have said that there will be more information very soon, which is very reassuring. "As mentioned yesterday, 'Crackdown 3' is not affected and still on track. We look forward to delivering a high-quality experience to gamers and will share more in the coming months."

All released advisories put more meat on the initial announcement of Microsoft when it decided to axe "Scalebound" development. The statement given says, "After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for 'Scalebound.' We're working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including 'Halo Wars 2,' 'Crackdown 3,' 'State of Decay 2,' 'Sea of Thieves' and other great experiences."

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The fact that a lot of people from the game's developers and Microsoft have confirmed that things are going according to plan for "Crackdown 3" is comforting for the fans. It will only be a matter of time until more news can be gathered about its development, but knowing that it is safe and sound is more than enough for now.

"Crackdown 3" does not have an official launch date as of the moment, but is expected to be released sometime in 2017.

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