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New Crackdown heading to Xbox One

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A new Crackdown game is coming to Xbox One.

At its E3 press conference today, Microsoft announced that the new Crackdown is being developed by David Jones, the franchise's creator. A short trailer showed some trademark dark humor, over-the-top action and extreme weapons.

Crackdown was first launched by Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360, back in 2007. Widely regarded as a credible alternative to the Grand Theft Auto bandwagon, it gained solid review scores for its open world and the fun, powers of its central character, a biologically enhanced crime-buster.

The game was developed by Realtime Worlds, led by Jones, who created the original GTA. Despite modest commercial success, buoyed by the inclusion of Halo 3 beta access, a sequel was commissioned. Developed by Ruffian Games, Crackdown 2 launched in 2010 to middling reviews, generally noting that the game had not moved on significantly from its predecessor.