Xbox One fans waiting on Crackdown 3 may be waiting even longer yet again. Amazon Spain has apparently cancelled all pre-orders for the game leading many to believe that the game is getting delayed yet again.
Jez Corden from Windows Central seems to further back this rumor up as he says he has heard from a few people that the game may be pushed to 2019.
Delayed out of 2018 is my guess, based on what I've been hearing from a few places. But who knows, gonna ask MS for comment.
— Jez ? (@JezCorden) May 30, 2018
This would be just the most recent misstep for Microsoft regarding Crackdown 3. The game was originally announced at E3 2014 and has been planned for launch just about every year since before always being delayed until the next year. The game was apparently in very bad shape at E3 2017 leading to a lot of criticism which then led Microsoft to delay it to Spring 2018. The game was then pushed again and it’s believed that Microsoft is trying to put more resources behind it to improve it.
After mediocre reception for Xbox’s current 2018 exclusives, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2, Microsoft really needs a hit to bounce back. Whether this extra time for Crackdown 3 will pay off we’ll have to wait and see.