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‘Crackdown 3’: Confirmed Release Before Holidays 2017 For Xbox One, Run at 4K On Xbox Project Scorpio, Also Coming To PC [Video]

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Besieged with multiple delays, "Crackdown 3" has been confirmed by Art Director Dave Johnson that it is coming before Holiday 2017.

According to Wccftech, "Crackdown 3's" biggest feature is that it will use Microsoft's Azure Cloud network to deliver real-time destruction. Additionally, "Crackdown 3" will be available for both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The game is also an Xbox Anywhere title so users can play across devices.

Moreover, Johnson along with executive producer Peter Connely stated that "Crackdown 3" would run at 4K resolution on the upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio console, IGN reported. Microsoft Studios boss Shannon Loftis stated earlier that all Microsoft-developed Project Scorpio games would run in native 4K resolution. Though it is expected for a holiday release, Johnson and Connely said the holidays is a safe bet, however, both added that it might actually come earlier.

"Crackdown 3" is a highly anticipated follow-up that started on the Xbox 360 series. According to sources, Microsoft Studios delayed the game so as not to compromise the game's original vision. It was also said that the challenge is to provide gamers an unprecedented experience at a scale never before possible; accordingly, sticking to the original development timeline would have compromised their goal, said Reagent Games creative director David Jones.

Reagent Games confirmed that "Crackdown 3" would retain the ambitious open world structure of the game as in its previous iteration in the Xbox 360. In addition, it will amplify destruction levels that were also present in the Xbox 360.

Players will be able to explore areas on foot, car, or air depending on the type of transport the player comes across. Additionally, mayhem will increase as players get a hold of more powerful weapons and upgrades. "Crackdown 3" features a new campaign that is fully playable in co-op. The city in itself is a virtual 100 percent destructive arsenal.

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