There are lots of gamers who were looking forward to playing Crackdown 3 this year, but were crushed when they found out it was delayed until 2017.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Microsoft Studios general manager Shannon Loftis revealed the reason for the delay was due to the campaign is not ready. Stating..
“Development has been going incredibly well. I’ve actually been playing a ton of it. To be honest, because we obviously have this Crackdown Online mode and then we also have the traditional Crackdown campaign, which has multiplayer online. But we want to launch our online beta so that it’s not too far in advance of the complete campaign. It’s actually the campaign that we’re doubling down on now. We’ve got internal play sessions every week for Crackdown Online. We’re starting now to get the campaign in. Building these open world games is both challenging and a blast, because you have to build all of the systems that interact together. Before you get to the point where you can actually experience what the game feels like and can start building your missions and telling your stories.”