When Terry Crews showed up on screen during the Microsoft press conference, we all naturally got excited. His persona is intense, bigger than life and action packed. Couple that with the fact that he was dressed up as a character from the upcoming Crackdown 3 installment and we knew we were definitely in for a treat.
While Crews did his job by flexing his muscles and yelling in our faces, Crackdown 3 didn’t do as well. Instead of getting the gameplay trailer we thought we would get, we ended up seeing a montage of explosions with little focus on actual gameplay or story.
Now I know that this game has had a bit of a complicated development cycle and the scope of the project is pretty big. If you don’t know, you have the ability to destroy full buildings in the game which takes a ton of power from both the software and the hardware (but hopefully won’t be a problem for the powerful new Xbox One X). But with the game set for release November 7th, 2017, it’s worrisome that we still haven’t seen much of the game.
While the Crews/Crackdown presentation was intense (can we call is Crewdown?), it did little to saturate my curiosity of the game, making me worried about how the development of the game is actually going.
Games get delayed all the time, but games also get prematurely released all the time. I’m always of the mind that no one knows their games better than the developer and if the devs feel they need to delay the product to make a higher quality product, then all the power to them. But with pressure from investors, publishers and executives sometimes this doesn’t happen.
So as it stands, we don’t know too much about Crackdown 3 (aside from crazy explosions) and we’ll have to keep watch to see if maybe at Gamescon Microsoft will reveal some more. But for now, I’m worried about Crackdown 3 and wouldn’t be surprise if it got delayed again.