UPDATE: Is Crackdown 3 Next? Maybe not!

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#1 Edited by Zero_epyon (12214 posts) -

We all know that Scalebound has been cancelled. The reason why seems to be because of delays in delivering a working product. So I wonder, could Crackdown 3 be the next cancelled game from MS?

The game was announced at E3 2014, the same show Scalebound was announced in, and was supposed to show off what the cloud could do for gaming with fully destructible environments in an open world city. A working demo was promised for the summer of 2016, but it never materialized. Additionally, Crackdown 3 was completely absent at last year's E3 which threw some red flags for some.

This could all be because Crackdown 3 was transitioning to Microsoft's play anywhere program and it could just be a standard delay. But with the way things went with Platinum, and the game not having a confirmed release date, it's not impossible that the game could be bordering on cancellation. Even when QB was delayed and announced for PC, they still showed it off and had release dates set.

What do you guys think?

UPDATE:

Crackdown 3 appears to be safe for now.

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#2 Posted by Shewgenja (19882 posts) -

It's either canned or will be the first Scorpio exclusive lol

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#3 Posted by Juub1990 (7548 posts) -

Yes and next the Scorpio will be cancelled. Then Microsoft will be cancelled. Then the entire gaming industry and finally the world as we know it. Everything will be cancelled!!!!

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#4 Posted by Zero_epyon (12214 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

It's either canned or will be the first Scorpio exclusive lol

Hadn't considered that either. Maybe they're waiting on the stronger box and dumping the cloud stuff?

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#5 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

It will come out but forget the physics you've seen. It won't be possible on the Xbone and that's the reason why it won't come out until Scorpio is released. They realized their console is an underpowered mess and decided to port the game to the Xbone 2.0

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#6 Posted by Commiesdie (372 posts) -

@silversix_: no more of an underpowered mess the ps3 was when compared to the 360 last gen and besides the ps4 is only 20% more powerful then xb1

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#7 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (15869 posts) -

Omg...

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#8 Posted by Random_Matt (2837 posts) -

Probably cancelled, was never a good seller. Crazy even making a new one.

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#9 Edited by Telekill (7671 posts) -

@Juub1990: Without specific time frames, that's accurate spanning millions of years.

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#10 Posted by oflow (5129 posts) -

What happened to Deep Down, KUF2 and EQ Next? I bought a weeb station for those games.

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#11 Posted by Flyincloud1116 (6418 posts) -

@Random_Matt said:

Probably cancelled, was never a good seller. Crazy even making a new one.

Definitely true.

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#12 Posted by DaVillain- (28879 posts) -

@Zero_epyon: I also heard that rumors coming from The Know video yesterday:

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To be honest, Crackdown 3 was supposed to be using the Cloud and all but from the ways things are going, I haven't heard MS mentioning the Cloud for a long time now but of course, Crackdown 2 was a piss poor sequel and wouldn't surprise me if that game get's scrap.

Maybe MS is just waiting for the Scorpio reveal before showing any games after the reveal since the current Xbox One is weak after all?

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#13 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

Yup, you nailed it. Illuminati

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#14 Posted by Zero_epyon (12214 posts) -

@oflow said:

What happened to Deep Down, KUF2 and EQ Next? I bought a weeb station for those games.

Good question. They could get cancelled too.

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#15 Posted by Boycie (2229 posts) -

It almost like a game never got cancelled before...

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#16 Posted by Zero_epyon (12214 posts) -

@davillain- said:

@Zero_epyon: I also heard that rumors coming from The Know video yesterday:

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To be honest, Crackdown 3 was supposed to be using the Cloud and all but from the ways things are going, I haven't heard MS mentioning the Cloud for a long time now but of course, Crackdown 2 was a piss poor sequel and wouldn't surprise me if that game get's scrap.

Maybe MS is just waiting for the Scorpio reveal before showing any games after the reveal since the current Xbox One is weak after all?

Oh wow, so I'm not the only one huh? But yeah it does seem likely that it will be a Scorpio game.

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#17 Posted by kvally (8445 posts) -

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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#18 Posted by DaVillain- (28879 posts) -

@Zero_epyon: Crackdown 3 rumors started to pop up after Scalebound news and no one hasn't heard anything from Crackdown 3 for a very long time. Like I said, it's possible that MS is waiting on Scorpio's hardware reveal before discussing any 1st party games will benefit from it.

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#19 Posted by princeofshapeir (16631 posts) -

@oflow said:

What happened to Deep Down, KUF2 and EQ Next? I bought a weeb station for those games.

no you didn't.

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#20 Posted by GarGx1 (9819 posts) -

I think the issues with Crackdown could be the promised cloud support. It could well be completely outside of the developers control and down to the Azure network.

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#21 Posted by oflow (5129 posts) -

@princeofshapeir: actually I did. I bought a used one from a friend of mine when he bought the white PS4 this was back around when destiny launched.

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#22 Posted by princeofshapeir (16631 posts) -

@oflow said:

@princeofshapeir: actually I did. I bought a used one from a friend of mine when he bought the white PS4 this was back around when destiny launched.

why would you buy a PS4 for two MMOs that were announced for PC? i'll give you deep down, but that's capcom's problem.

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#23 Posted by Chutebox (43504 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

It's either canned or will be the first Scorpio exclusive lol

Good point, maybe it got the Last Guardian treatment.

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#24 Posted by I_P_Daily (7070 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:

Omg...

I know right, cows be in a frenzy atm.

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#25 Posted by PutASpongeOn (4897 posts) -

@Commiesdie said:

@silversix_: no more of an underpowered mess the ps3 was when compared to the 360 last gen and besides the ps4 is only 20% more powerful then xb1

The ps3 was more powerful than the 360, it just was hard to develop for.

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#26 Posted by Pedro (29517 posts) -

@putaspongeon said:

The ps3 was more powerful than the 360, it just was hard to develop for.

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#27 Posted by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

Who cares, lems won't. They didn't with Scalebound. They'll just pretend that any exclusive AAA game even remotely interesting getting cancelled n their system is just Cancelsoft's way at giving them more free time to guzzle more HaLolGurzFlopza. Cancelsoft know their fanboys extremely well.

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#28 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (15869 posts) -

@i_p_daily: They're like a pack of vultures... I swear some of them world rather post shit on these forums then actually play games.

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#29 Posted by tormentos (26765 posts) -

@Pedro said:

He is right..lol

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#30 Posted by deactivated-587acdd100f19 (908 posts) -

Yes. R.I.P. Xbox One.

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#31 Posted by MaxSettings (41 posts) -

Xbox One may have trouble trying to run the game, despite it supposedly being powered by the Clouds..

Hopefully it will still come out on Scorpio at least.

I'm sure Scorpio will handle the game just fine with proof of the actual power to back it up.

Instead of being fed "teh Cloudz" bullshit with Xbox One.

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#32 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (25693 posts) -

It's weird that we've seen nada from crackdown 3 this whole time.

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#33 Edited by waahahah (2114 posts) -

@tormentos said:
@Pedro said:

He is right..lol

not really, not with the marginal differences we saw and how depending on the type of game one could be better than the other.

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#34 Posted by Ghosts4ever (6055 posts) -

Downfall of PC gaming started with the rise of xbox. now downfall of Xbox will lead to Rise of PC gaming once again. as PC gaming now is becoming as good as it was in 90s and early 00s.

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#35 Posted by Zero_epyon (12214 posts) -

@ghosts4ever said:

Downfall of PC gaming started with the rise of xbox. now downfall of Xbox will lead to Rise of PC gaming once again. as PC gaming now is becoming as good as it was in 90s and early 00s.

I don't think PC gaming's current rise has anything to do with MS. If Xbox does go away, which I don't think will happen anytime soon, it won't have much of an effect on PC gaming.

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#36 Posted by Commiesdie (372 posts) -

@putaspongeon:

They had till launch to fix this shit.with the ps3 and nothing happen even near the end of its lifespan It is not hard to develop for it is shit. Hardware no excuse

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#37 Posted by Zero_epyon (12214 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:

@i_p_daily: They're like a pack of vultures... I swear some of them world rather post shit on these forums then actually play games.

You guys must really hate the name "Delaystation" then...

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#38 Posted by Heil68 (57960 posts) -

We havent seen much recently and MS usually does a good job at releasing games within a year or 2 of showing them.

I would be concerned about another cancellation...:(

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#39 Posted by PutASpongeOn (4897 posts) -

@Commiesdie said:

@putaspongeon:

They had till launch to fix this shit.with the ps3 and nothing happen even near the end of its lifespan It is not hard to develop for it is shit. Hardware no excuse

PS3 had better exclusives, they just didn't sell well, stuff like playstation all stars, folklore, etc etc and then games like mgs 4.

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#40 Posted by Commiesdie (372 posts) -

@putaspongeon:

It was talking about graphics

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#41 Edited by musicalmac (24897 posts) -

Bummer if true. Crackdown is such a cool idea for a game, and the first is really fun. I never got the second...

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#42 Posted by pdogg93 (789 posts) -

@Commiesdie: there was nothing on the Xbox 360 that touched killzone 2 graphically. PS3>>xbox360

PS3 even had native 1080p games.

Anyways I'm still waiting for the bone's secret sauce! And the power of the cloud! And DX12! And the much touted Kinect 2.0!! What a disaster lol

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#43 Edited by PutASpongeOn (4897 posts) -

@Commiesdie said:

@putaspongeon:

It was talking about graphics

THe ps3 did have more power than the xbox 360, it just wasn't very good to download for so it resulted in devs not being able to use the power that was locked away in it.

It's why the ps4 was made so easy to access.

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#44 Posted by ronvalencia (25876 posts) -

@Commiesdie said:

@silversix_: no more of an underpowered mess the ps3 was when compared to the 360 last gen and besides the ps4 is only 20% more powerful then xb1

For CPU workload side, PS4 is weaker than XBO e.g. reverse results in Hitman 2016 with many NPCs scenes .

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#45 Posted by ronvalencia (25876 posts) -

@pdogg93 said:

@Commiesdie: there was nothing on the Xbox 360 that touched killzone 2 graphically. PS3>>xbox360

PS3 even had native 1080p games.

Anyways I'm still waiting for the bone's secret sauce! And the power of the cloud! And DX12! And the much touted Kinect 2.0!! What a disaster lol

KZ2's deferred rendering lights method was also done with BF3.

BF3 PS3 edition used SPUs for it's deferred rendering lights method while X360's GPU unified shaders was able to handle the same workloads. My point: NVIDIA RSX is a shit GPU.

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#46 Edited by ronvalencia (25876 posts) -

@Zero_epyon said:

We all know that Scalebound has been cancelled. The reason why seems to be because of delays in delivering a working product. So I wonder, could Crackdown 3 be the next cancelled game from MS?

The game was announced at E3 2014, the same show Scalebound was announced in, and was supposed to show off what the cloud could do for gaming with fully destructible environments in an open world city. A working demo was promised for the summer of 2016, but it never materialized. Additionally, Crackdown 3 was completely absent at last year's E3 which threw some red flags for some.

This could all be because Crackdown 3 was transitioning to Microsoft's play anywhere program and it could just be a standard delay. But with the way things went with Platinum, and the game not having a confirmed release date, it's not impossible that the game could be bordering on cancellation. Even when QB was delayed and announced for PC, they still showed it off and had release dates set.

What do you guys think?

Crackdown 3 was announced at Microsoft's press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014 in June 2014.

Scalebound has about 4 years in development. http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a818659/microsoft-cancels-scalebound/ Microsoft cancels Scalebound after four years of development.

Crackdown 3 would most likely need to reach year 2018 for it's 4th year in development.

Crackdown 3's planned release is year 2017.

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#47 Posted by pdogg93 (789 posts) -

@ronvalencia: wow good point! So a shit gpu still produced the best looking games last gen.

My point: Xbox 360 < PS3

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#48 Edited by Commiesdie (372 posts) -

@pdogg93:

That is an opinion even if it is shitty ps3 also had less RAM as well

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#49 Posted by TuMekeNZ (141 posts) -

I think you need to go outside and get some fresh air/sun.

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#50 Posted by pdogg93 (789 posts) -

@Commiesdie: you think graphics is opinion based? lol ok