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Crackdown 3 delayed to 2017

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Crackdown 3 has been delayed. The game will now launch in 2017, developer Reagent Games announced today. It had been pegged for launch in the third quarter of 2016.

"It has become clear that our original timeline of delivering multiplayer to fans this summer, while maintaining the size, scope and quality of the game, would be challenging," Reagent said in a statement. "Our top priority is to give gamers an experience they have never seen before at a scale never thought possible, and sticking to our original timeline would have compromised that goal."

This is the second straight E3 Crackdown 3 will skip, following its initial announcement at E3 2014. "We know that many are looking forward to becoming agents in Crackdown 3 and we are committed to delivering the best experience in 2017," Reagent said. "This decision was made with our fans and their gaming experience in mind."

When it launches, Crackdown 3 will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning it will be available on Xbox One and Windows PC, and purchasing it for one platforms entitles the buyer to the other version free.