Crackdown 3 has been delayed into 2018

The long-awaited Crackdown 3 was originally supposed to launch this upcoming November, but Microsoft has decided to delay the game into early 2018 so that it can get all the polish it needs to ensure a smooth launch.

Microsoft’s general manager Shannon Loftis confirmed the delay in a recent statement made to Polygon:

“We’re very excited about Crackdown 3, and so are many fans, and so it’s a difficult call to move the release date. However, we want to make sure to deliver the right game, with the right quality, and at the right time. Crackdown 3 is a hugely ambitious game and we want to ensure we deliver the right experiences all the way through every part of the game, whether that’s campaign, co-op multiplayer or our competitive multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone. Getting the balance right between the three modes is important, and we are going to take the extra development time to ensure that. Gamers can expect Crackdown 3 in Spring of 2018.”

Crackdown 3, which was originally unveiled back during E3 in 2014, will be available on both Xbox One and PC when it launches next year.