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Crackdown 3 Release Date: 2017 Launch Assured By Microsoft As Scalebound Gets Canceled

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After Microsoft canceled the launch of Scalebound, the company assured their playerbase that more big games will come out this year. With another huge Microsoft game canceled again, Microsoft enumerated other exclusive games players can expect this year. One of Microsoft’s promises includes a Crackdown 3 release.

Locked For 2017?

The game Scalebound might have been canceled, but the bad news also came along with a bright side. After the company canceled the launch of the title, Microsoft assured a 2017 Crackdown 3 release.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Polygon in a statement, “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.”

Microsoft, though, did not share specific details about the release dates of these games. But, it is still good to know that the games will arrive this year. So, let us just wait for official statements from the company and the game developers which may come soon.

Crackdown 3 was originally planned to launch sometime in 2016. However, it was previously announced that it will now be delayed into 2017. With Microsoft not announcing anything new about the game in 2016, some players feel Microsoft will not meet its 2017 release. Due to this announcement, fans can be at ease that the title will not get delayed again.

Scalebound Canceled

Meanwhile, some of you might be wondering why Scalebound was canceled. Scalebound’s developer and Microsoft have already parted ways with regards to the project. The work has stopped even before 2016 ended. One of the main reasons cited for the cancelation is the game devs failing to meet the deadline. 

Scalebound was last seen by the public in August 2016. Since then, gamers have not heard of any update coming from Microsoft and Platinum Games. The post further stated that after the Gamescom 2016, the relationship between the two companies began to fall apart. And obviously, it resulted to the game’s cancelation. 

How about you? When do you think is the Crackdown 3 release? Do you think it will come in the second quarter of 2017? Or, will it come in the latter part of the year? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Also read: Scalebound Canceled: Reason Behind Platinum Games And Microsoft’s Breakup Revealed

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