The closer we approach to next month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the more Microsoft is pulling back the curtain on Crackdown 3.
Earlier today, the game’s official Twitter page confirmed that the upcoming open-world action-adventure title will be part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program. This means that users will need to only purchase the game once on either Xbox One or PC. A copy for the other platform will automatically be added to the account for free.
Crackdown 3 will indeed be a Play Anywhere title! https://t.co/radWMMG0KT
— Crackdown (@crackdown) May 23, 2017
Hence, players will be free to play on either platform. In addition, the magic of cross-save will ensure that players have the option of jumping from one platform to another and resume gameplay from where they stopped the last time.
When Microsoft announced Xbox Play Anywhere last year, it became obvious that every major upcoming release will be part of it. However, Crackdown 3 was announced prior to that. Its long duration of maintaining radio silence from the public made it debatable as to whether it will be part of the company’s new program or not.
As per the original announcements, Crackdown 3 utilizes the power of cloud computations to take environmental destruction to a whole new level. Leveling a single building will send shock waves through the city.
Its developers have assured throughout the year that the game will not be delayed any more and is slated for an official release later this year. We are expecting it to arrive during the holiday season. A major reveal at E3 2017 next month will give us the necessary details and confirm how far the development has come.
Since Microsoft will also be talking about Project Scorpio, it is likely that we will see Crackdown 3 demonstrate the power of the upcoming console.